MANGALORE : Mangalore University’s MCJ student Vittal Malekudiya, who has been arrested on charges of Naxal links, has finally been able to appear for his second semester exams at the University on May 21, Monday after clearing all the hurdles in the process.
The Puttur fast track court had permitted Vittal to appear for his exams following a petition filed on his behalf by advocate Dinesh Hegde Ulepady. This was after the Belthangady Court, taking cognizance of a letter from the VC, denied Vittal to write his exams, on the grounds that he was facing attendance shortage.
The Puttur Court however gave its consent by heeding to the plea of Vittal’s advocate that he was detained despite not having any strong evidence that he was a Naxal.
Vittal wrote his exams on Monday with police escort. However, this time the handcuffs had been removed.
The Vice Chancellor meanwhile, has failed in his second attempt to prevent Vittal from appearing for the exams.
On the other hand, advocate Dinesh Hegde Ulepady said “ Though the court has allowed Vittal to write his exams, the University, had given conditional (?) permission. We will move the court again if at all the vice chancellor tries to withhold his result.”