Imphal, Oct. 16 (IANS): Six teachers and eight students of Manipur University arrested nearly a month ago in the course of their agitation to seek the removal of the Vice Chancellor were released on Tuesday.
Imphal West Chief Judicial Magistrate L. Tonsing had issued the release orders on Monday.
However, Popilal Ningthoujam, a student who was accused of throwing eggs at the car of the Vice Chancellor, is still in jail. Police had arrested the six Professors and 80 students during a September 20 midnight raid on the campus on the charge of involvement in the agitation to seek the removal of Vice Chancellor Professor A.P.
Pandey for alleged financial and administrative irregularities.
Chief Minister N. Biren said: “The government has been trying to resolve the varsity impasse.
We had invited stakeholders on several occasions. However, a breakthrough was achieved on Monday night by signing a MoU which said, inter alia, that the arrested persons will be released unconditionally.”
Jarnail Singh, a retired Chief Secretary of Manipur, has been made varsity administrator after Pandey was made to go on leave.