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Ramjas College row: ABVP suspends two members for violence against AISA activists

New Delhi: Two ABVP members, arrested for allegedly attacking a group of AISA supporters, have been suspended from the RSS-backed outfit for their act of "indiscipline".

A protest march at Delhi University's North Campus. PTI

A protest march at Delhi University's North Campus. PTI

The two accused, identified as Prashant Mishra and Vinayak Sharma, allegedly strangulated AISA activists Raj Singh and Utkarsh Bhardwaj near Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College on Tuesday evening.

"We condemn this act by the two students and advocate a violence-free atmosphere on campus. On basis of preliminary information, the two members have been suspended from the party for their act of indiscipline. An interim enquiry has been ordered to take further action," ABVP national media convener Saket Bahuhuna said.

The AISA duo had claimed they were attacked by "seven to eight people" near Khalsa College and strangulated with belts. The incident happened when they were returning from the Arts faculty of the North Campus around 5.20 pm after the anti-ABVP march ended.

Mishra and Sharma were then nabbed from the spot by the police. They have been booked under sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code, police said.

Published Date: Mar 01, 2017 11:48 AM | Updated Date: Mar 01, 2017 11:49 AM

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