Manipur : Finally , arrested varsity teachers & students released

Imphal (Manipur ) , Oct 16 : Good news for Manipur University community . Finally ,Six teachers and eight students arrested nearly a month ago in the course of their agitation to seek the removal of the Vice Chancellor were released on Tuesday reported news agency IANS.

According to the report ,Imphal West Chief Judicial Magistrate L. Tonsing had issued the release orders on Monday.

The report added that Popilal Ningthoujam, a student who was accused of throwing eggs at the car of the Vice Chancellor, is yet to be released .

It may be mentioned that Police had arrested the six Professors and 80 students during a September 20 midnight raid on the campus on the charge of involvement in the agitation to seek the removal of Vice Chancellor Professor A.P. Pandey for alleged financial and administrative irregularities.

The report quoted Chief Minister N. Biren saying : “The government has been trying to resolve the varsity impasse. We had invited stakeholders on several occasions. However, a breakthrough was achieved on Monday night by signing a MoU which said, inter alia, that the arrested persons will be released unconditionally.”

Jarnail Singh, a retired Chief Secretary of Manipur, has been made varsity administrator after Pandey was made to go on leave.

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