Protesting students forcibly evicted

Bangalore, Sept 4, DHNS

More than a dozen students of BSF Institute of Technology protesting against the alleged high-handedness of their prin- cipal sustained injuries as they were forcibly evicted from the college main gate at Yelahanka on Saturday.
Students of BSF Institute of Technology staging a protest in front of the college on Saturday. Students injured when BSF personnel forcibly evicted them. According to police, trouble started when principal B Anil Kumar sought to discipline the students who were allegedly indulging in “questionable” activities.

Protesting this, a section of the students took to the streets and attempted to block the road. The police, intervened and asked them not to disrupt the traffic. They also asked the students to move into the campus and sort out their differences with the principal.

The students gathered in front of main gate of the institute and started shouting slogans against the principal. They tried to block the movement of officers and vehicles also. The students threw stones at the windowpanes of the sentry’s room and a few vehicles compelling BSF service men to evict the protesters. A few students who sustained injuries in the melee have been admitted to the Government Hospital in Yelahanka.

According to sources, a few students had gone ‘astray’  by indulging in activities – smoking, playing cards etc – banned on the campus. The principal asked the erring students to vacate the campus insisting that they bring their parents.

The students, however, alleged that the principal was harassing them without any reason.
“He is evicting us from the hostel and the classroom for trivial reasons. The authorities should act against him,” Manekappa, a student, demanded. They accused the principal of harassing a lady teacher.

A complaint of unlawful assembly and damage to public property has been registered.  No one has been arrested, according to sources.

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