Student groups clash in Panchkula,1 stabbed

One student was grievously injured during a clash between two student groups at the Government college,Sector 1,Panchkula on Thursday.

Written by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published: October 12, 2012 1:01:20 am

One student was grievously injured during a clash between two student groups at the Government college,Sector 1,Panchkula on Thursday.

Following a clash between the groups,students of one group stabbed another student,Javed,with a knife. The group then fled the spot and took refuge in the Economic Offence Wing of Panchkula police situated close to the college. The other group followed them and reached the EOW office. The fight between the groups continued in the EOW premises,wherein window panes were also broken,before police could intervene.

An FIR has been registered on the statement of injured student Javed Hussain in Sector 5 police station. The two accused,BCom students Kuldeep Singh and Harpreet Singh have been arrested. The accused have been charged with attempt to murder,voluntarily causing hurt using dangerous weapons,rioting armed with deadly weapon and unlawful assembly.

The police said that during a special checking drive by the Panchkula Police,Virender Singh,ACP Panchkula,had visited the college and met the principal and other lecturers on October 9 but no issue related to students’ groups and enmity among them was brought to the notice of the checking officer.

Meanwhile,the principal of the college,S P Singh said,“After talking to students we came to know that it was a conflict between groups regarding leadership and domination in the college. The students had earlier,during PU elections sought permission for elections to appoint a student council here as well. However,the permission was denied as there is no such provision in Kurukshetra University regarding elections”.

He mentioned that a few days back,there had been a minor conflict regarding the same issue in the college and teachers had been appointed on daily duty for some days to campaign against such practices.

“There are students from different regions in the college who sometimes engage in region based political issues also,” he added.

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