Trio creates 'riot' in DU, held

Three persons, including a 40-year-old woman, have been arrested for creating a “riot-like situation” at Delhi University campus.

They were part of the 400 applicants and their parents gathered outside the office
of the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) on Friday, police said.
The accused have been identified as Parvati, Ravi Kant Mutreja and Hashim Abbass Khan.

According to NCWEB director Aarti Saxena, the applicants and their parents created ruckus despite being informed that admission had been closed. “They were insisting us to give them admission whereas the board had already announced the closure of admission by pasting it on the notice board as well as in newspapers,” Saxena told police.

“Moreover, all of them had no genuine reason and were already denied admission due to their being ineligibile,” she added.

It is alleged that the group came to NCWEB Building at about 9 am and created situation of riot by shouting slogans and damaging property. One of the security guard deputed at the gate was also injured in the incident.

“They also obstructed movement of employees and students of other departments of the tutorial building due to which we called the police control room,” Saxena said.
The local police reached the spot at about noon, and tried to bring the situation under control. Parvati, Ravi and Hashim were arrested for being aggressive with NCWEB staff and police.

“They were shouting slogans that they will destroy the building if the applicants were not admitted,” a police officer said.

They were overpowered when they tried to forcefully enter the building despite being warned of strict police action.

Police claim that a woman constable named Rinky also got beaten up in a scuffle. “Parvati was part of the gang which attacked the woman constable,” the officer added.

A case under IPC and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act has been filed with Maurice Nagar police station.

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