Maharashtra college students’ protest: Second FIR in opposition to ‘Hindustani bhau’ over riots in Nagpur

Social media influencer Vikas Fhatak (41), alias ‘Hindustani Bhau’, was Tuesday added as an accused in one of many two First Info Experiences (FIR) filed by the Nagpur police in opposition to college students who rioted and broken a personal bus  within the Ajni space of town on Monday, based on officers.

This comes hours after his arrest by the Dharavi police over his position in Monday’s protests in Dharavi. He was produced earlier than the courtroom and remanded in police custody until February 4.

Amitesh Kumar, Nagpur metropolis Police Commissioner confirmed the event to The Indian Specific. “Throughout investigations, we ascertained that Fhatak too is concerned and he has been added as an accused,” mentioned Inspector Mahindra Ambore, who holds further cost as Senior Inspector at Ajni station.

The scholars had been protesting in opposition to the federal government’s choice to conduct offline board exams for courses 10 and 12.

An FIR was registered below IPC sections 143, 147, 149 for illegal meeting and rioting and 188, 269, 270 of IPC, 51 (b) of Catastrophe Administration Act, part 135 of the Maharashtra Police Act for violating Covid-19 tips and part 3 (mischief inflicting harm) of the Prevention of Harm to Public Property Act 1984. One other FIR was registered for illegal meeting and violating Covid tips.

Earlier within the day, Dharavi police arrested Fhatak in connection together with his position in orchestrating the riots in Dharavi the place over 1,000 college students, largely minors, choked the roads and took to violence on Monday demanding the cancellation of the offline board exams in view of the pandemic. Fhatak’s aide Ikrar Khan (25) was additionally arrested.

A gathering has been known as by state College Schooling Minister Varsha Gaikwad to debate the subject with officers and college students on Tuesday.

The protests took a violent flip in Mumbai and Nagpur, with some college students damaging personal and police automobiles by pelting stones and blocking roads. Whereas protests at Jalgaon and Aurangabad remained peaceable, in Mumbai and Nagpur, native police needed to resort to lathi-charge.

Divisional Assistant Commissioner of Police, Suresh Jadhav, instructed The Indian Specific, “Just some college students within the crowd acted like goons and took to violence. They broke the glasses of some personal automobiles and one police van.”

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