Hyderabad University row: 25 students and 2 faculty get bail

Hyderabad: A court here 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 while protesting his return after two-month leave.

The 25th Metropolitan Magistrate’s court at Miyapur pronounced the orders on the bail pleas as the Telangana government choose not to oppose the petitions.

The court 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.

Earlier, 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, currently lodged in Cherlapally Jail, may be released late Monday evening or Tuesday.

A section of varsity students want the sacking and arrest of Appa Rao, holding him responsible for the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula.