12 injured as NSUI, ABVP workers clash in Ahmedabad

NSUI leader admitted to hospital with wounds on the head.

January 07, 2020 03:53 pm | Updated January 08, 2020 01:41 am IST - AHMEDABAD

Nikhil Savani, General Secretary of NSUI, who was injured in a clash.

Nikhil Savani, General Secretary of NSUI, who was injured in a clash.

At least 12 persons, including NSUI general secretary Nikhil Savani, were injured in a clash between NSUI and ABVP workers here on Tuesday.

Mr. Savani sustained serious head injuries and was admitted to V.S. Hospital in the city. Late at night, the Ahmedabad police registered a First Information Report (FIR) naming Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha president Rutvij Patel, former president Pradipsinh Vaghela and 70 others. 

“We have filed an FIR and launched a probe,” a police officer from Zone I said.

The clash occurred when the NSUI workers tried to stage a protest in front of the ABVP office against the violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. ABVP members, armed with sticks, allegedly came down heavily on the NSUI workers. 

As the clashes continued, the police resorted to a baton-charge to disperse the crowd at Paldi.

NSUI national president Neeraj Kundan condemned the incident. The ABVP maintained that NSUI members came to its office and turned violent.

Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda demanded that an attempt to murder case be filed against ABVP and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha workers as Mr. Savani was brutally assaulted. 

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