By Dheeraj Kumar
Patna: Congress legislator from Riga Amit Kumar alias Tunna Singh and many National Students Union of India (NSUI) workers were injured when police baton charged them near Hartali roundabout here today.
Singh and NSUI activists were marching towards chief minister`s residence in support of their demand for reforms in education sector when they faced the cops` fury.
Anguished over police action, Singh said that a party delegation would meet state home secretary Amir Subhani tomorrow to press for stern action against police responsible for ‘unprovoked’ baton charge.
Singh, who suffered head injuries in the police action, said that as their ‘peaceful’ march was progressing, police resorted to baton charge near Hartali roundabout after mild altercation between NSUI and police personnel.
Besides Singh, state NSUI president Chunnu Singh, NSUI in charge for Bihar Affairs Shadaab Khan and many others including party student`s wing in charge for Bihar, Shahdaab Khan, sustained injuries in the baton charge.
NSUI took out the march in support of their demands for filling up vacant of teachers in universities, timely examination in colleges and others.
Taking strong exception to baton charge on NSUI activists, state Congress working president Kaukab Quadri said even in ‘dictatorial’ rule, police do not resort to such ‘brutal’ action when a ‘peaceful’ march was taken out by NSUCI activists.
“Such inhuman action only reminds one of dictators’ governments,” he remarked while obliquely targetting Nitish government. Police action deserves condemnation in the strictest possible term, he asserted.