Minister directs Mysore Varsity to withdraw circular restricting students' movement
Bengaluru: Karnataka Minister for Higher Education Dr CN Ashwath Narayan has directed the Mysore University VC to withdraw a circular issued forbidding student movement at university campus after 6.30 pm in the wake of gangrape of a student in Mysuru.
Ashwathnarayana said, "In the wake of the tragic incident in Mysore, I informed VCs to withdraw the order. The circular was issued by the University of Mysore forbidding student movement at the university campus after 6.30 pm. Accordingly, it was withdrawn".
However, the vice-chancellors have been directed to take necessary measures for the safety and security of students.
"All University Chancellors are advised to take safety measures to create safe University campuses. For proper monitoring, security personal must do patrolling, all VCs have been directed to take necessary actions to maintain law and order", he said.
Earlier, Poice Special Team has taken into custody five people, including a juvenile hailing from Tamil Nadu, in connection with the gangrape case. Police said one accused is absconding. Police have brought all five accused to Mysuru on Saturday.
Addressing media persons, DGP & IG Praveen Sood said, "Police have conducted the operation in different parts of Tamil Nadu and took five accused into custody. All are labourers who bring agricultural produce to the Mysuru market from Tamil Nadu".