Odisha

Student Arrested For Utkal University Violence

**Bhubaneswar: ** As section 144 is still clamped at the main gate of Utkal University following eruption of violence in the premises as a protest against the authorities decision to cancel elections, the police have arrested one student in its connection.

Talking to media persons, Commissioner of Police, Y.B Khurania said,”One student has been arrested in connection with violence in the campus. Two separate cases have been registered at Saheed Nagar police station in this regard. Police patrolling is still on. As for the section 144 clamped in the campus, we will review it this evening and take a further call on that. We are alert to avert any untoward incident.”

It is worth mentioning that the authorities had cancelled the students union elections following the pre-poll violence. This resulted in protest by the students. Several students burnt tyres in the campus whereas some ransacked vice-chancellor’s office.

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