FIR against Presidency student,courtesy Trinamool Congress

TMC turns the table by getting an FIR lodged against a student on charges of instigating violence.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:April 13, 2013 3:47 am

Trinamool Congress,which is facing criticism for the ransacking of historical Baker laboratory at Presidency University,has tried to turn the tables by getting FIRs lodged against two university students on charges of “instigating violence”.

Debarshi Chakraborty,a student of the university’s history department,on late Thursday night reached Jorasanko police station to file a complaint on Wednesday’s violence in the campus in which he had received injuries. But he was told by the police there that an FIR has been registered against him based on the complaints of Trinamool leader Chinu Hazra and a member of the party’s youth wing,Tathagata Saha.

In their complaint,Trinamool leaders named Presidency alumnus Chandak Chatterjee,whom the police have also named in the FIR.

“I didn’t know that a complaint has been lodged against me by Chinu Hazra and Tathagata Saha. I had gone to the police station to register a complaint against those who assaulted me on Wednesday,” said Debarshi,who is a member of Independent Consolidation,an anti-SFI student outfit in the Presidency University.

Today both surrendered before a local court and were granted anticipatory bail on a personal bond.

Interestingly,Debarshi has stood first class first in the exams,the result of which was declared today.

3 more arrested for vandalism

Three more persons were arrested on Friday for the vandalism at Baker laboratory of Presidency University,taking the total number of arrests in the case to five. Police,however,did not elaborate the political affiliations of those arrested. Of the five,four were remanded to jail custody till Apil 26 while third- year student Munna Singh has been granted bail to appear for in his final exam this month.

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