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DCP claims manhandling reports in UoH fabricated
Denying reports of lathi-charge and manhandling of girl students at the University of Hyderabad (UoH), Madhapur DCP L Karthikeya claimed some persons with vested interests were trying to create problems. While delivering a press note on Thursday, the DCP said the police was deployed in the university upon the specific request of the UoH Registrar that they were expecting law and order problems.
Hyderabad: Denying reports of lathi-charge and manhandling of girl students at the University of Hyderabad (UoH), Madhapur DCP L Karthikeya claimed some persons with vested interests were trying to create problems. While delivering a press note on Thursday, the DCP said the police was deployed in the university upon the specific request of the UoH Registrar that they were expecting law and order problems.
- Police reach spot on request of Registrar
- Khaki uniformed security persons are mistaken by media as police
- Police have no hand in closing down canteens
He said that Vice Chancellor P Appa Rao entered the university and the VC’s lodge on his own and there was no information to the Gachibowli police. On receiving information that the VC’s lodge was vandalised by some students, Gachibowli Inspector J Ramesh along with other policemen rushed to the varsity and tried to convince students to leave the VC’s lodge.
“Finally, after two warnings and refusal by students to leave, police had to lift and take them away. The evicted students formed into a mob outside the compound wall and started pelting stones at police in which four personnel, including a woman inspector Sunita and one constable suffered injuries,” said the DCP. Police had to use mild force to disperse students and took 27 of them into custody.
There was no lathi-charge or abuse of any girl students by male policemen, he said. “It has come to notice that some university security persons who wear khaki coloured uniform are being mistaken as policemen by media and others,” the DCP said. Though the police acted judiciously to maintain peace in the university, some people with vested interests have been propagating false information and also misquoting facts, he added.
He further said that the police prevented a clash between the student groups and did not take any steps in closing down canteens and hostel mess. “Police is not involved in any way in stopping of cooking on the campus. Closing the university gates for outsiders is a decision of the varsity authorities and police has nothing to do with that decision,” the DCP said. The university’s own security is manning the gates and the police remain only to maintain law and order, he added.