Lucknow University students arrested for stopping Yogi Adityanath convoy

Police produced the 14, including two girls, before a local court in Lucknow, which sent them to 14-day judicial custody. Most protesters were affiliated with the Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha, the student wing of Samajwadi Party. They were detained on Wednesday.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: June 11, 2017 7:03 pm
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FOURTEEN PROTESTERS, including Lucknow University students, who had stopped the convoy of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday when he was going to address a function at the campus, were sent to jail on Thursday. Police produced the 14, including two girls, before a local court in Lucknow, which sent them to 14-day judicial custody. Most protesters were affiliated with the Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha, the student wing of Samajwadi Party. They were detained on Wednesday.

“The protesters have been booked for causing obstruction to government officials performing their duty and rioting,” Hasanganj police SHO P K Jha said.

Following the incident on Wednesday, Lucknow SSP Deepak Kumar had suspended six policemen for laxity. The included Sub-Inspector Virendra Yadav of Chinhat police station and five constables.

A major security lapse was witnessed when Adityanath had arrived at the Lucknow University on Wednesday. Black flags and slogans greeted him, and the protests saw the CM convoy being forced to halt on the University Road for several minutes. Police later lathicharged the protesters and took them into custody.

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    Lovely
    Jun 9, 2017 at 5:00 am
    Modi has taken calculated risk by instal one Monk as CM.As per field reports BJP may not repeat 2014.
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      Lovely
      Jun 9, 2017 at 4:57 am
      Yogi is utter flop on law and order situation.
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        Shamsul Islam
        Jun 9, 2017 at 1:28 am
        The criminals, rapists, Casteists, communalists have free run but peaceful young protestors are put in jail. Wah ree UP police.
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          Brijesh Barthwal
          Jun 9, 2017 at 3:25 pm
          It is Ramadan time. Think good, do good else God won't leave you. At mid night, don't shout, have deep breadth. Recover from fear of Yogi. Accept him as CM. "UP ke ladkon ke bas kee baat naheen, ve to doob e"
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