Commerce Lecturer Dhiren Mohanty of the SVM College here and was arrested along with five musclemen and the driver of an SUV and a case was registered against them by police on Monday.
The Jagatsinghpur SDPO informed that student unrest was reported in the SVM College on Monday afternoon following a quarrel between two Commerce Lecturers Dhiren Mohanty and Jagannath Behera.
Students demanded immediate shifting of Behera from the college for allegedly ill-treating his senior Mohanty on Saturday in a commerce seminar in the college premises.
College Principal Nitarani Kar, who did not file a formal complaint, requested police to maintain law and order in the college premises.
While returning from the college, police noticed an SUV in the college campus. Intercepting the SUV, police spotted Lecturer Dhiren Mohanty inside it accompanied by five persons. Police asked them about their identities and then recovered a 3/2m pistol, six live cartridges from their possession.
Police brought all of them to the Jagatsinghpur
police station and registered a case against them under Sections 120[B], 143, 144, 149 and 506 IPC and 25 and 27 of Arm Act.
On interrogation, Mohanty revealed that he had hired the musclemen for giving security to him in the college as Lecturer Behera has threatened to attack him.