Students of the crisis-hit Manipur University Wednesday clashed with security forces inside the campus during which police used tear gas shells, police sources said.
The students were demonstrating in the campus demanding "unconditional release" of all the 15 teachers and students arrested in September following an FIR lodged on a complaint by acting Vice-Chancellor Prof K Yugindro.
Both the sides had a heated exchange of words following which the police personnel lobbed tear gas shells to disperse the agitators, sources said, adding several students were detained.
The teachers were protesting the delay in releasing the arrested 15 teachers and students as well as the withdrawal of the FIR.
The FIR was lodged on September 20 which followed a midnight raid by security forces led to the arrest of 89 students and teachers.
The university has been on the boil since May with academic activities taken a hit.
After an 85-day strike by students, the varsity had opened on August 23. The agitators had been demanding the removal of then vice-chancellor AP Pandey for alleged administrative and financial lapses.
President Ram Nath Kovind, in his capacity as the visitor of the university, recently placed Pandey under suspension as an enquiry was underway into the allegations of irregularities against him.
Yugindro was appointed as the acting VC soon after Pandey's suspension.
(With inputs from agencies.)