Police crackdown on UGC protesters: students allege lathicharge, cops deny

On Friday, the protesters were picked up by the CRPF and ITBP personnel and taken to Bhalswa Dairy police station on the outskirts of Delhi.

Written by Aranya Shankar | Updated: October 28, 2015 1:04:33 pm

For the second time in a week, the police cracked down on the ‘Occupy UGC’ protesters on Tuesday who were camping outside the UGC premises. Students said they were “brutally lathicharged, dragged and detained” in the evening when they tried to enter the UGC office.

On Friday, the protesters were picked up by the CRPF and ITBP personnel and taken to Bhalswa Dairy police station on the outskirts of Delhi.

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“The incident occurred at about 6 pm when some of us tried to break the barricades to go inside the UGC office. Suddenly hundreds of policemen began lathicharge. They dragged our comrades and detained them,” said All India Students’ Association (AISA) national president Sucheta De.

DCP (Central), Paramaditya said, “Around 45-50 protesters were detained. No one was lathicharged. Policemen did not have lathis… the protesters attacked and injured policewomen.”

After being detained for nearly three hours, the protesters were released. They gathered at the UGC headquarters to continue their protests.

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