Students 'forced' to protest: Kidnap case against ABVP

Published: 20th August 2016 03:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2016 03:44 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: THE Bengaluru city police have registered a kidnapping case against the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for allegedly forcefully taking students from a Pre-University College to join its protest.

City Police Commissioner N S Megharikh told Express that the principal of KTSV PU College in Rajajinagar had filed a complaint alleging that ABVP activists forcefully took minor students of Class 11 and 12 to their protest against Amnesty International India (AII) on Thursday.

All students from the college, who participated in the protest, are under the age of 18.

“A kidnapping case under Section 363 of the IPC has been registered against ABVP at Magadi Road police station and further probe is under way,” Megharikh said.

The Magadi Road police said the principal, in the complaint, stated that a few people claiming to be from ABVP took minor students for the protest, and many students, who did not wish to participate in the protest, were also taken.

“The college authorities are responsible to the parents of the students if something wrong to them during the protest. To be on the safer side, the principal of the college complained about it and we have registered a kidnapping case as the students are minors,” a police officer said.

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