Case filed against Punjab University students involved in violent clashes

CASE, FILED, FIR, REGISTERED, AGAINST, THE, STUDENTS, OF, PUNJAB, UNIVERSITY, INVOLVED, IN, VIOLENT, CLASHES, YESTERDAY, FIR, REGISTERED, ON, CCTV, FOOTAGEPunjab Police on Wednesday registered a case against unidentified students of Punjab University for violent activity on campus, a day after the clash broke out between rival students’ groups.

At least 10 students were injured in a clash between students organising a Pakhtun cultural event and activists of the Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba (IJT) at Punjab University on Tuesday.

The severity of the clash could be gauged from the intervention of a heavy contingent of police who fired tear gas shells to disperse the violent students.

A First Information Report (FIR), obtained by Dawn.com, has been registered against the students at Muslim Town police station in Lahore. The identities of the students, however, have not been revealed.

Police had received a tip regarding severe clashes breaking out between rival student groups, the FIR stated.

Describing the scene of Tuesday’s clash witnessed upon arrival, the police official said that “around 150 to 200 students were attacking each other with sticks and batons and chanting abusive slogans.”

“As the police officials attempted to intervene, the students also attacked the police with batons,” the FIR said.

The report further said that those involved in the clashes will be identified through CCTV footages.

The case has been registered under Sections 427, 147/148 and 353/186 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

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