Attack on KSU woman leader: Lenient criminal charges against SFI activists

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Thiruvananthapuram: The police have been getting backlash for registering only mild charges against the Students' Federation of India (SFI) activists, involved in the attack on Kerala Students Union (KSU) functionary Safna Yakub, during a clash between the rival groups at Government Law College here a few days ago.

The case has been registered at the Museum Police Station. Though a group of male students had roughed her up, the charge of outraging the modesty of a woman has not been slapped against the assailants so far.

It is also alleged that Safna's statement was tampered with to weaken the case.

The police refuted the claim that the SFI activists were booked under only mild charges by saying that non-bailable sections, including that of outraging the modesty of a woman, have been added in the additional report submitted by them in the court.

No arrests have been made yet by the police. The police have filed cases against three SFI workers. As per the counter-case filed by the SFI, eight KSU workers have been booked.

The college principal has suspended four students belonging to the SFI — Ananthakrishnan, Sreenath, Adit and Abad Muhammed — in connection with the incident.

SFI-KSU clash in Thrissur Law College

Meanwhile, five students were injured in the SFI-KSU clash that happened in Government Law College, Thrissur. KSU activists C V Vimal, P V Sooraj, Jerin Xavier, E G Akhil and Alwin Mathew were admitted to the District Cooperative Hospital with injuries.

Though SFI too claimed that its backers were injured in the clashes, no names have been revealed so far.

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