Students waving black flags at Yogi Adityanath’s convoy in Lucknow denied bail

A court in Lucknow rejected the bail plea saying that the seriousness of the offence barred the applicants from deserving bail.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 11, 2017 7:53 pm
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Eleven students, including two girls, who were taken into judicial custody for stopping Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s convoy, were denied bail on Saturday. Out of these, eight students also face suspension by the Lucknow University, where the CM was headed to attend a function, for security breach of his convoy.

A court in Lucknow, headed by Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sunil Kumar, rejected the bail plea saying that the seriousness of the offence barred the applicants from deserving bail. The case was put forth by Hasanganj police.

The students were awarded an 11-day judicial remand by Chief Judicial Magistrate Sandhya Srivastava on June 8. The court asked for the full diary of the case to be submitted on Friday to ponder over the plea.

The varsity has said that it has suspended eight students and banned them from using student facilities at the campus following the incident. “The names of suspended students are: Satwant Singh, Nitin Raj, Pooja Shukla, Anil Kumar Yadav, Ankit Kumar Singh, Rakesh Kumar, Madhurya Singh and Apoorva Verma,” NK Pandey director, Information, Publication and Public Relation, University of Lucknow was quoted by PTI as saying.

The incident in question occurred on June 7, when the activists, most of them from the Samajwadi Party students wing, waved black flags to the CM upon the arrival of his cavalcade, They also shouted slogans against the BJP government in UP.

Samajwadi Party Chatra Sabha activists blocked the road leading to the venue of the programme, where Adityanath was to be the chief guest, by squatting on the road, blocking the way of the CM’s entourage. They alleged that the ‘BJP programme’ was organised at the cost of the varsity and its students. They also raised slogans against UP Governor and Chancellor of Lucknow University, Ram Naik, as well as the district administration.

with PTI inputs

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    Karan Kadam
    Jun 13, 2017 at 12:31 am
    They should study , college is not for doing this they should be restricted and put in jail
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      Dinesh Shah
      Jun 12, 2017 at 1:46 pm
      The judge while denying bail to students protesting legitimately is himself being judgmental instead of seeing the happening in its proper perspective , he has considered CM Adityanath as some special type of dignitary who needs to be kept away from people over whom he rules . This is ridiculous. It seems the judge has not seen or read oft applied and repeated SC rule that as far as possibles no body should be kept in custody for long unless he/she is a threat tor law and order or to investigation.
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        Roby Mani
        Jun 12, 2017 at 7:26 am
        This is really atrocious. The judiciary is being completely controlled by the BJP. Another of the stupid court orders in order to satisfy and be in the good books of the rulers. What only is happening to India. Where are these goons leading us to.
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          RN
          Jun 12, 2017 at 9:25 am
          You are right. This is terrible. Maybe the kid should have sta in college and tried to get an education and not dabble in politics. Now his entire future is uncertain. I think this govt. is trying to keep kids in school. Total gooonda raj. Next they will be stopping riots. Disgusting attack on freedom of expression.
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            Karan Kadam
            Jun 13, 2017 at 12:32 am
            right decision by judge They should study , college is not for doing this , they should be restricted and put in jail
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