Twenty one SFI activists voluntarily surrendered to police

Tension continue to prevail in HPU campus
Shimla/ May 16
The 21 SFI activists booked under section 307 of IPC on Thursday voluntarily surrendered to the police in Himachal Pradesh University campus, which also include four girl students.
Meanwhile the tension continued to prevail in the campus even after the three days of incident of violence as activists of NSUI and SFI clashed in the morning. It could have turned more violent if the police had not intervened by reaching on the spot well in time.
SFI activists also organised a protest rally in HPU campus and shouted anti police slogans. SFI, state President Kapil Bhardwaj alleged that police was working in a partisan manner on the direction of HPU administration. Police have registered cases only against SFI activists under Section 307 and no ABVP activist have been arrested so far by the police, who are the real culprits behind this incident, he added.
The SFI even demanded the state government to seek resignation from HPU Vice Chancellor A.D.N Bajpai as he was totally failed in protecting the interests of student’s community as well as maintaining law and order situation in the campus.
“The 21 activists of SFI have voluntarily surrendered today who were booked under section 307 of IPC. While the five activists of SFI who were arrested on Wednesday have been sent on seven days police remand,” a police official said.
Sources said that dozens of students may face suspension as university authority was examining the video clippings collected from the university security personnel. The varsity administration may cancel the degrees of the some students in this case and their past record was being examined.
HPU administration has also constituted an inquiry committee under the chairmanship of the dean of studies along with the registrar, dean student welfare, chief warden and other officials has been formed to investigate the matter. This committee had also invited complaints from students, student organizations, employees, teachers and commoners.
Himachal Pradesh University on Monday had witnessed violent clash between the activists ABVP and SFI in which 12 students suffered injuries, three of them critically.