Prima facie probe suggests anti-social elements caused BHU violence: Yogi

RSTV Bureau
Picture Courtesy: Twitter/@ANI

Picture Courtesy: Twitter/@ANI

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said prima facie probe into the recent violence at the Banaras Hindu University suggests that anti-social elements were involved.

“Prima facie investigation suggests it is a conspiracy by anti-social elements,” he said.

The chief minister promised not to spare those involved in spreading anarchy in the state.

Action will be taken soon after the final report is submitted, said the CM.

A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a police lathi charge inside the campus. The students were protesting against an alleged eve- teasing incident. The students were allegedly heading to meet the university’s vice-chancellor at his residence, when the police used batons to disperse them.

Adityanath has already ordered in inquiry into the matter.

Varanasi: Heavy police personnel deployed at Banaras Hindu University where students were holding a protest in Varanasi, late Saturday night. Female students at the prestigious University were protesting against the administration's alleged victim-shaming after one of them reported an incident of molestation on Thursday. PTI Photo

Varanasi: Heavy police personnel deployed at Banaras Hindu University where students were holding a protest in Varanasi, late Saturday night. Female students at the prestigious University were protesting against the administration’s alleged victim-shaming after one of them reported an incident of molestation on Thursday. PTI Photo

While speaking to the reporters, the chief minister suggested better communication between students and vice chancellors of central universities to prevent such incidents.

The CM said that the board of the university should have taken timely measures to stop the trouble from escalating.

The CM also hit back at Opposition parties, who he said, were deliberately spreading rumours against the government, despite the improved law and order situation in the state.

(With inputs from PTI)