OU police seek 15-day judicial custody for 18 NSUI students who assaulted women cops

On 1 May, at around 1:20 p.m, about 20 to 25 students under the leadership of Balmoori Venkat Narsing Rao, NSUI state president, gathered in front of the administrative building of OU and started raising slogans against the V-C for not giving permission for a public meeting inside the campus for Rahul Gandhi.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  2 May 2022 10:58 AM GMT
OU police seek 15-day judicial custody for 18 NSUI students who assaulted women cops

Hyderabad: The Osmania University police have requested the Hyderabad Metropolitan Magistrate Court to remand 18 NSUI students accused of rioting on the campus premises and allegedly assaulting women police officers. The police sought judicial custody for 15 days.

OU police requested to detain the students in judicial custody alleging that they were spreading violence on the campus at a time when students were writing their examinations. They further said that the students have enmity with the V-C and hence, for the personal safety of the V-C, the students have to be detained.

What happened at OU on Sunday?

On 1 May, at around 1:20 p.m, about 20 to 25 students under the leadership of Balmoori Venkat Narsing Rao, NSUI state president, gathered in front of the administrative building of Osmania University and started raising slogans against the V-C for not giving permission for a public meeting inside the campus for Rahul Gandhi, the president of INC.

According to the OU police, the students carried "objectionable" items to present to the V-C like bangles, saree, and gulal. The police also said they carried a bottle of petrol with a view to starting a fire.

Further, the police, in the case diary, said that when the women police force guarding the gate of the administrative building of the university prevented these students, Narsing Rao along with other students allegedly assaulted the women police, made inappropriate remarks, twisted their arms, and kicked them. The students reportedly pelted stones at the administrative building and broke some windows.

Eighteen students were taken into custody at around 4:30 p.m on Sunday. A case has been registered based on the complaint given by women police officer Abbavathi Monika under sections 143, 147, 148, 332, 353, 354 of the IPC, sections 3 and 4 of PDPP Act 1984, and section 7(1)(A) of Criminal Law Amendment Act 1932. Besides Monika, ARWPC Annamalla Prathibha was also allegedly injured in the incident.

According to the complainant, one of the accused, Kundan Yadav, caught hold of officer Prathibha's collar in an inappropriate manner, and twisted her hand, while some other students kicked her.

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