KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The Chitwan Police have arrested Prakash Chand Thakuri, son of Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ and 14 others on charge of fueling protest programs and disrupting service at Chitwan Medical College.
According to SP Dan Bahadur Malla, chief at District Police Office Chitwan, Chand and others were arrested after they took the protest inside the hospital and tried to vandalize the property there during the protest.
Chand, an MBBS graduate at the Chitwan college, has been leading the protest for the past few days demanding the college charge tuition fees as recommended by the Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine in Bharatpur.
The agitating students have accused the college of charging around Rs 1.5 million more fees than the fixed amount. The TU Institute had fixed Rs 4.2 million fee for MBBS.
Though the government in July directed the college to return the extra money charged from the students, the college has turned deaf ear to the issued directive.
Meanwhile, the college administration has issued a notice asking all the students to withdraw the protest programs and resume their studies.