Protests in Bandipora over Principal’s thrashing
Students ransack DC office, demolish CRPF bunker
Bandipora, Mar 23: The thrashing of principal in school premises on Tuesday sparked massive protests by students who took to streets and marched towards the office of deputy commissioner where they were stopped by police and CRPF troopers and in the ensuing clashes the DC’s office was ransacked.
The students alleged that release of Muhammed Rayees and his father by police triggered resentment and the subsequent march as they were witness to the thrashing of Muhammed Akbar, principal of Nadim Memorial Higher Secondary School at Kaloosa here on Monday durning office hours.
“Rayees and his father who beat our principal were released under political pressure as the duo happens to be nephew and brother of a provincial secretary of ruling political party,” said the students.
Principal Muhammed Akbar told Greater Kashmir that he found Rayees wandering in suspicious manner in school premises yesterday.
“Being outsider I asked the peon to get him out. He arrived back in the school office with his father and both of them thrashed me mercilessly. They also tore off my clothes,” he said.
“I went to police station and registered an FIR against them,” he added.
The protesting students told Greater Kashmir that they were let off in no time.
“Police has taken no action against them. They were just summoned and released in half an hour,” they alleged. Angered over the police inaction, the protesting students marched towards DC office and during which a CRPF bunker was demolished.
SP Bandipora Sheikh Junaid Mehmood said police have registered an FIR on complaint of the principal.
“The principal came to us saying that he was beat up and we registered an FIR on his complaint. We have also registered FIR against students for ransacking DC office,” he added.
Deputy Commissioner Bandipora M S Sood admitted that Rayees had misbehaved with the principal.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 23 Mar 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Mar 2010 00:00:00 IST
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