MULTAN, April 30: Police remained a silent spectator at the main gate of the Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), as Islami Jamiat Tulaba activists barged in the university on Monday evening.

After entering the university, IJT activists raised slogans and reached Umer Hall. They left the university after negotiations with police. Police had been deployed at the main university gate after Thursday’s firing.

Area magistrate Majid Kareem Farooq granted bail to 50 IJT activists against surety bond of Rs20,000 each. Police produced the accused in the court after two-day judicial remand.

The university administration had lodged an FIR after IJT activists who allegedly attacked the residence of university’s resident officer, entered the university by force, resorted to firing and detained university’s chief security officer on Thursday.

Another case was lodged against PSF activists for entering Ali Hall by force, resorting to firing and hurling threats at the university administration.

Resident Officer Dr Amanullah said IJT activists broke the locks in the presence of police, but police did not stop them. He said once again police just sent IJT activists away despite the fact that they were carrying weapons. He said the university administration would again submit an application to police for legal action against the ‘miscreants’.

Gulgashat SP Shoaib Khurram said he was not aware of IJT activists’ action. “We cannot stop anyone from entering the university premises even if they are outsiders because there is no ban on the entry of outsiders in the university,” he said.

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