IMPHAL, Sept 21 - Manipur police conducted a search in Manipur University campus at Canchipur near here in the wee hours of Friday and arrested around 70-80 students. Some faculty members of the University were also picked up.
Some of the students sustained injury during the operation. However, they were discharged from hospital after treatment, sources said.
Police said the search at five boys� hostel of the University was conducted based on a complaint lodged by Vice Chancellor Prof K Yugindro.
IGP (Zone I) Clay Khongsai said the students were picked up during the search taken up with written permission of the VC. The IGP informed that those who are not involved in the case will be released after verification.
In his complaint, Prof Yugindro has alleged that he was forced to sign a note of apology for disturbing the peace in the University campus when he along with some officials went to the University to take charge of VC on September 20, police said.
The earlier VC, Prof Adya Prasad Pandey had handed over the charge of Pro-VC to Prof Yugindro a day after he was put under suspension by HRD Ministry on September 17. Subsequently, the Ministry directed the Pro-VC to take care of office of VC of the University.
Police said mobile internet services in the State have been suspended for five days to curb rumours which may affect law and order situation.
Manipur University was in the news since June following agitation by the students and teachers of the University demanding removal of Pandey on charges of irregularities.
Meanwhile condemning the action in the University, former Chief Minister and CLP leader O Ibobi Singh said that Congress will not remain a silent spectator. He also appealed for release of the students without any condition.