The FTII controversy refuses to die down after in an unexpected move, police entered the institute campus late on Tuesday night and arrested seven students and filed FIR against 15 other students.
A case was filed against them by FTII Director Prashant Pathrabe after he was allegedly held captive by students opposing on the assessment of 2008 batch projects.
The police entered the campus at around 11:30 PM with a warrant mentioning other unnamed students to be taken under custody, with non bailable offenses.
While the I&B Ministry has already announced that a committee will be sent to institution soon to resolve pending issues.
Pictures from Deccan gymkhana police station where 5 students of FTII have been arrested pic.twitter.com/SumIozzVaW— ANI (@ANI_news) August 18, 2015
5 students arrested by police under sec 353 of IPC which is unbailable.. complaint was filed by director of FTII Prashant Pathrabe— ANI (@ANI_news) August 18, 2015
Raju Biswas, Vikas Urs, Himanshu Prajapati, Sachit Paulose and Ameya Gore are the students who have been arrested.
The FTII students have been on a strike at the institute for the past 69 days opposing the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chairperson of the FTII.