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Calcutta, Jan. 22: Jadavpur University students gheraoed Jadavpur police station late tonight after a rickshaw-van carrying vegetables for the hostel kitchen was stopped by police.

The protest affected traffic around the Anwar Shah Connector-Gariahat Road crossing and most cars had to make a detour.

“We stopped the van because traffic was heavy and slow-moving vehicles are not allowed on thoroughfares between 8am and 10pm,” a police officer said.

The students alleged the driver was slapped. The gherao had not been lifted till 1am.