Hyderabad University: Court grants bail to 25 students, lecturers booked for vandalism

A local court in Hyderabad on Monday granted bail to all 27 accused arrested for allegedly indulging in vandalism at office and residence of Vice-Chancellor P Appa Rao.

Updated: Mar 28, 2016, 16:45 PM IST
Hyderabad University: Court grants bail to 25 students, lecturers booked for vandalism

Hyderabad: A local court in Hyderabad on Monday granted bail to all 27 accused arrested for allegedly indulging in vandalism at office and residence of Vice-Chancellor P Appa Rao.

The bail was granted on one time surety of Rs 5,000.

Meanwhile, all the 27 accused will be released on Tuesday.

According to PTI report, 25 students and two faculty members were detained on March 22 in connection with incidents of vandalism at VC's lodge and stone pelting on police personnel. Later, they were lodged in Cherlapally Central Prison and were remanded to judicial custody.

Among the students who have been booked were Mudavath Venkatesh Chauhan of the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice and Dontha Prashant, a close friend of Rohith Vemula, who was expelled from the hostel along with Vemula and three others for allegedly assaulting ABVP leader Susheel Kumar.

The two lecturers, who were accused of vandalising Rao's office were Dr Tathagata Sengupta, 31, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, and Konda Yesu Ratnam, 53, Associate Professor of Political Science.