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54 medical students from Gujarat studying in Karnataka return home

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Fifty-four students from Gujarat studying in various medical colleges in Karnataka have been ferried back home. The students were taken in three Rajahamsa buses and reached Gujarat by Monday noon, said sources from the medical colleges.

A college official said they approached the DC after parents of the students expressed concerns about the safety of their children.

Asked whether students of other states will also be sent back, another college official told media that they acted on the instructions of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) and the governor’s office.

Students left in three Rajahamsa buses on Sunday night for the Ahmedabad government guest house and were checked before being sent from Karnataka with the necessary protection. The transport arrangements were made in coordination with state police officers, Director of Technical Education and Superintendent of Police, Gujarat, among others.

The students were picked up by their families from the guest house or dropped by the bus if their houses are close by, said college officials.

The registrar of RGUHS had written to the additional chief secretary to provide police personnel for the three buses.

The students were ferried from Bagalkot, Dharwad, Haveri, Davangere, and Chitradurga.

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