CHENNAI: A major clash between students of Presidency College and Pachaiyappa College was averted by the swift action of Law College students waiting in a Broadway bus stand who chased and managed to nab a Presidency College student with a machete besides informing the police about the volatile situation, on Monday evening.
Sources said a gang of about 40 students from Presidency College were lying in wait, spread across the bus stand and passing signals to each other. Law College students who came to the bus stand sensed the simmering tension prevailing in the Terminus. They also spotted the weapons which the students of Presidency College were in possession of. Immediately, they alerted Esplanade Police about the issue. The Law College students also swung into action before the cops arrived and chased the Presidency College students. In a flash, the enti re lot of Presidency College students fled from the scene. The Law College students managed to catch hold of a student with a machete. The student was subsequently handed over to the patrol team which responded to the call from Law College students.
The student caught was identified as Sandeep, (19), a resident of Red Hills, and II year B.Com. student of Presidency College. Preliminary investigations revealed that his gang was laying in wait to attack Pachaiyappa’s College students owing to a bus route rivalry.