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Students storm MU A-Block, 17 students detained, police gypsy damaged

IMPHAL | Oct 10 : Demanding withdrawal of the FIR lodged against detained teachers and students and their unconditional release, a huge number of students today stormed the administrative block (A-Block) of Manipur University.

Police picked up 17 students including two girls and are now detained for verification.

The huge number of students stormed the administrative block of Manipur University to meet vice chancellor in-charge K. Yugindro. Students went towards A-Block chanting slogans such as ‘Withdraw FIR against teachers and students of MU’, ‘Release teachers and students immediately without condition.’

Security personnel who were performing duty at A-Block main gate tried to block the students from entering. Confrontation took place between protestors and security personnel about 30 minutes. To control the situation, police fired number of tear gas shells and protestors also pelted stones in return. During the confrontation, one police Gypsy of DSP (ops) Imphal West, Amarjit Lamabam was partially damaged.

To control the scenario, DIG, Themthing Ngasava; SP, Imphal west Jogeshchandra; CO, 7MR Priyadarshini Laishram rushed to the spot. Additionally, four commando teams of Imphal East led by CDO I/E, Khogen were also deployed.

In continuation of the incident, with the permission of VC in-charge police personnel conducted a verification drive at MU boys’ hostel. No one was picked up during the drive.

Speaking to media persons, SP, Imphal West, Jogeshchandra said the verification drive was conducted after taking the consent of Manipur University authority (VC in-charge). The drive was conducted in order to identify students of the university as there was suspicion of involvement of some outsiders who are not students of the university.

The 17 protestors who were detained in connection with the incident are Gautam Oinam, 28, son of O. Maipak of Haobam Marak Irom Leikai of MCA 4th semester, day scholar, MU; Arambam Vikash,20, son of (L) A. Dijen of Chingmeirong East of political science 6th semester, DM Arts; Sanasam Munbai Singh, 18, son of S, Bihari Singh of Wangoo Sanasam Leikai of 1st semester, Imphal College; Khunjambam Lamjingba Meitei, 22, son of Kh. Inaocha Singh of Nungoi Awang Leikai, M.A. 1st semester, MU; Wahengbam Sunand Singh, 22, son of W. Debendra Singh of Hiyanglam Awang Leikai, M.A. 4th semester, MU; Thongam Rabichandra Meitei, 22, son of Th. Rajen Meitei of Charangpat Maning Leikai of Manipuri 4th semester, MU; Leishangthem Lamyanba Meitei, 24, son of L. Mangisana Meitei of Paona Keithel near Masjid road of mass communication, 2nd semester, MU; Samurailatpam Reshikumar Sharma, 23, son of Sh. Devananda Sharma of Nambol Awang Leikai, life science 1st semester, MU; Taibangsatpa Laishram, 24, sonof Shantikumar Laishram of Chanam Pukhri Mapal, diploma in Myanmarist; Bonish Khaidem, 23, son of Kh. Sarat Singh of Sagolband road Takhel Kolom Leikai, M.A. History 4th semester; Salam Chingkheinganba,23, son of S. Gojen of Chingamakha Kshetri Leikai, M.A. Mass Communication 4th semester; Donald Sairem, 24, son of S. Tomba Singh of Wangkhei Ningthem Pukhri Mapal of M.A. Mass Communication 4th semester; Yumnam Jhonson Singh, 19, son of Y. Ingoba alias Naba Singh of Kakching Lamjao Makha Leikai of 3rd semester DM college; Kabrabam Dhaneshwor Singh, 24, son of K. Ibobi Singh of Lambal Lamsang of political science 4th semester; Ngangkham Nanao Singh, 22, son of Ng. Birahari Singh of Khurai Laishram Leikai, political science 2nd semester; and two girls namely Rani Ningombam, 23, daughter of N. Pradip Meitei of Khongman Zone IV, Umang Lai Haraoba department, MU-culture, 2nd semester; and Soibam Manjuna Chanu, 22, daughter of S. Joy Meitei of Ningombam Makha Leikai, Umang Lai Haraoba department MU-culture, 1st semester

Late in the evening, only two students have been released from Kakwa police station where the students have been detained and no further release report has been found at the filing of this report.

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