Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 27:
Demanding arrest of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University owner over the alleged fake recruitment by the varsity’s engineering college Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), the Students’ Congress today took out a motorcycle rally from Congress Bhawan to Naveen Nivas, residence of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
A scuffle ensued between policemen and members of Students’ Congress when the cops tried to stop the latter who attempted to break the security cordon near Sishu Bhawan chhak and move towards Naveen Nivas.
The Students’ Congress leaders later burnt the effigies of the Chief Minister and Technical Education Minister Usha Devi.
Several leaders were then taken into preventive custody by police.
“The owner of the ITER college should be brought under the purview of investigation and be arrested. It is hard to believe that the incident would have taken place without his knowledge,” said National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) state president Itish Pradhan.
Notably, as many as 50 students of the college have alleged that they got fake job letters for recruitment in many leading companies during the campus placement drive.