A Hyderabad court on Monday granted bail to 25 students and two faculty members of University of Hyderabad, arrested last week for ransacking the office of Vice Chancellor P. Appa Rao and attacking police.
♦ The 25th Metropolitan Magistrate's court at Miyapur asked the accused to arrange surety of Rs 5,000 each and appear before Gachibowli police station every week till the final disposal of the case.
♦ Telangana government choose not to oppose the petitions. The public prosecutor did not file a counter to the bail plea, paving the way for grant of the leave.
♦ The students and faculty members are currently lodged in Cherlapally Jail.
♦ They may be released late Monday evening or Tuesday.
The university has been on the boil ever since Rohith Vemula, a Dalit research scholar committed suicide on January 16. Vice Chancellor P. Appa Rao had gone two-month leave following intense protests by students on the campus. A section of students want the sacking and arrest of Rao, holding him responsible for the suicide of Rohith Vemula.
(With inputs from agencies)