Congress workers demand release of NSUI activists

Raising slogans: Congress workers led by the former MLA Somashekar staging a protest in Mysore on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: — PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM

Staff Correspondent

Arrest of college principal, invigilator sought

MYSORE: Congress workers, led by the former MLA M.K. Somashekar, staged a protest in front of Devaraja Police Station on Tuesday demanding immediate release of the four activists of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) who were arrested on Monday on the charge of disrupting B.Com examination, conducted under Distance Education Programme of Bangalore University, on Arya Sathya Jyothi College campus.

Accusing the college management of allowing mass copying, the activists allegedly manhandled the college principal and the invigilator.

Following a complaint by the college principal, the four NSUI activists were arrested.

The protesters alleged that instead of bringing to book the perpetrators of the crime, the police had arrested those who had exposed the crime.

The protesters also demanded the arrest of the college principal, Balakrishna, and the invigilator, Biradar. However, the police said that they could not be arrested as there was no complaint against them.