The students said that the government was "harassing students and staff and hampering academic work".
Khan, who was a cabinet minister in Uttar Pradesh during the Akhilesh Yadav-led regime, is the founder and Chancellor of the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University which came into being in 2006.
Over 800 police personnel have been deployed across the district to maintain law and order situation.
Rampur SP Ajaypal Sharma said over 2,500 rare stolen books were recovered from the university's library till now.
Hasan is a former Rampur circle officer who is wanted in 27 cases of extortion and land grabbing.
The former Uttar Pradesh minister was named in the FIRs lodged in connection with the alleged forcible acquisition of land for Mohammad Ali Jauhar University.