Sunday, June 21, 2009

Students face action for false complaint

Posted: Apr 03, 2009 at 0419 hrs IST

Ludhiana Three students of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, who had alleged ragging at the hands of seniors and lodged a complaint with the police, are in troubled waters. The police have found their complaint baseless and are contemplating action against the three.
Bhupinder Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Sarabha Nagar, said: “The complaint is totally false. We have already inquired into the matter and found that the complaint was motivated. The boys wanted to take revenge from the group they had a scuffle with and used ragging as an excuse. This is unacceptable and we will take action against the students.”
The DSP added: “The boys told us that they were ragged in front of the entire class and some university officials. The claims are totally false.”
The three students of the university — two first-year student and one in the third-year — had complained to the area police alleging that they had been ragged by the seniors.
The university also released a statement today signed by Registrar Dr S K Jand. “Verbal abuse and ragging by seniors is not true. However, some students, not belonging to either GADVASU or PAU, entered the hostel on March 31 and manhandled three final-year veterinary students. They escaped through Hostel No 2 of PAU. On receiving the information, the authorities of GADVASU and PAU reached the hostel and also called the police. The manhandled students, accompanied by police personnel, went to Hostel No. 2 in search of the accused but no untoward incident of any kind took place.”
The statement further reads: “On April 1, there was an argument between a few first-year and final-year veterinary students and we are inquiring into the matter. There is absolute peace on the GADVASU campus and appropriate action will be taken by the university against those involved in these incidents. The authorities of both GADVASU and PAU are also taking steps to strengthen entry and exit checking on the campus. Various committees to keep a watch against ragging as per the recommendations of the Raghawan Committee are in place and that there has been no incidence of ragging in GADVASU.”

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