Petrol bombs, other tools of violence seized from BHU hostels
Varanasi: In raids following the recent violence at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Campus in Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh, eight petrol bombs along with a large number of sticks, bricks, iron rods, empty liquor bottles and cigarette packets were recovered from the varsity’s different hostels on Friday, police officials said.
The search operations at Birla, Acharya Narendra Dev (AND) as well as other hostels of the varsity were carried out by a joint team of police and BHU administrators. Moreover, six rooms of the AND hostel were seized during the raids and a probe to ascertain the motive of the recovered explosives was underway.
“As many as 26 students have been suspended from the varsity for their alleged role in Wednesday’s violence and arson,” said the BHU administration.
- A special committee has been formed to investigate the matter and submit its report within 15 days.
- The petrol bombs were made from empty bottles of wine.
- Following the violence in the University, a First Information Report (FIR) was launched against 25 identified and 150 unidentified students at Varanasi’s Lanka police station.
- It may be mentioned that more than six students were injured during the violence erupted on Wednesday last.