Students from the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and University of Agricultural Science (UAS) stormed into the streets in Bangalore and Tumkur and staged a protest demanding a CBI inquiry into the suspicious death of IAS officer D K Ravi here on Thursday.
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Nearly, a thousand students from the UAS, where D K Ravi studied for a bachelors degree gathered at the Bangalore City Railway station around 11 am and took out a procession till the Freedom Park. The students shouted slogans against the state government and demanded a CBI inquiry into the case.
The protest went on till 3.30 pm in the Freedom Park. Over 600 students from the ABVP organisation gathered at the Mourya Circle and staged a protest demanding CBI inquiry. The students clashed with police who tried to prevent them from crossing police barricades. The police resorted to a mild lathicharge around 12 noon to bring the situation under control.
The police arrested and later released as many as 30 protesters. “We arrested the protesters as a precautionary measure and later released them,” Alok Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Police (west) told The Indian Express.
In the Tumkur district adjoining Bangalore where the deceased IAS officer hailed from a bandh was observed on Thursday. The bandh was called by a few pro-Kannada organisations. Students from the ABVP tried to block the road as part of their protest. But the police managed to disperse them and arrested around six persons as preventive measure and later released them, R Lakshman, the additional superintendent of police (Tumkur) told The Indian Express.