12 Students Injured in Clash at Raiganj University

The students, belonging to TCP and CP of Congress, used firearms during the clash, the police said.

Published: 03rd September 2015 06:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd September 2015 06:41 PM   |  A+A-


RAIGANJ: Twelve students were injured when two unions belonging to ruling TMC and Congress allegedly clashed with firearms at the new Raiganj University campus in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district today over admission of new students, police said.

The students, belonging to Trinamool Chhatra Parishad and Chhatra Parishad of the Congress, used firearms during the clash, the police said.

Policemen, who were present on the campus in strength to prevent untoward incidents during the admission process, had to make a lathicharge to separate the rival groups. A live bomb was also recovered from the spot.

Twelve injured students were removed to the Raiganj District Hospital with minor injuries, hospital authorities said.

A strong police force was guarding the hospital as top police officials kept a vigil on the campus which recently witnessed similar clashes over admission of students.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp