Punjab to probe beating of veterinary students

By Indo Asian News Service | Friday, September 22, 2006 | 8:51:00 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) A day after Punjab Police used brutal force against protesting veterinary students in Ludhiana, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Friday ordered a probe into the manhandling of the students.

Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) A day after Punjab Police used brutal force against protesting veterinary students in Ludhiana, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Friday ordered a probe into the manhandling of the students.

Ludhiana deputy commissioner Ashok Gupta has been asked to submit a report within a week.

Veterinary students at of the newly set-up Guru Angad Dev Veterinary University were beaten up by Punjab Police as they protested on the Punjab Agricultural University campus in Ludhiana Thursday, while the chief minister was inaugurating a farmers festival there.

Girl protestors were physically lifted by male police personnel along with their female colleagues. The girls were bundled into police trucks and taken away to the police station.

The protesting girls alleged that many of them had their clothes torn in the action by the male police personnel. Some of them alleged that they got injuries also.

The students were protesting that they were not being given jobs as promised by the government.

The chief minister Friday directed officials that all 482 posts of veterinary doctors are filled up immediately.

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