Paramilitary forces leave Osmania University

Paramilitary forces leave Osmania University

Hyderabad Police Commissioner A K Khan told reporters that the paramilitary forces were moved out of the campus.

The court on Tuesday reprimanded the state government while dismissing its petition challenging the earlier direction by a single-judge bench to withdraw the forces following the police baton charge on students and journalists on Sunday and Monday.
The court has taken a serious note of the incidents, especially the beating up of girl students by the police, switching off electricity supply, and firing of tear-gas shells in darkness.

While dealing with a petition of a TV channel reporter who was assaulted by police, a single-judge bench termed the state police “lawless” and remarked that even the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues were helpless in controlling police.
“Perhaps it is time for Amnesty International to report on rights violations in the state,” observed Justice Narasimha Reddy while directing Joint Commissioner of Police P S R Anjaneyulu to appear in person before him to answer his questions on handling the situation on the campus.

Meanwhile, Home Minister P Sabita Indra Reddy told the state assembly that investigations into the incidents were on and a report would be available in a week. Making a statement in the house, she claimed that police resorted to baton charge when students, violating prohibitory orders, pelted stones injuring three policemen.

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