Hyd univ students get bail, classes resume
All the 27 people–25 students and two faculty members of Hyderabad Central University (HCU)– arrested in connection with the recent violence on the campus were on Monday granted bail by a city court even as classes resumed after being suspended since March 23. The students and the two faculty members were released on their submission of sureties of Rs 5,000 each, six days after they were arrested in the violence during which the Vice Chancellor’s official residence was ransacked. The court also directed them to appear before Gachibowli Station House Officer once in a week. The HCU, meanwhile, constituted a seven-member committee to hold dialogue with the agitating students to restore normalcy on the campus.
The prosecution informed the XXV Metropolitan Magistrate court at Miyapur Court Complex here that the situation (law and order) is under control on HCU campus and they are not going to oppose the bail applications of the 27 accused. “Classes have resumed from today.... The Vice-Chancellor has also appealed students to attend the classes,” HCU registrar M Sudhakar said. The classes resumed amid a fresh boycott call given by Joint Action Committee for Social Justice (JAC) which is leading the protest on Vemula’s suicide issue.