Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another incident of ragging in HP, FIR registered

PTI 15 July 2009, 02:13pm IST

BILASPUR (HIMACHAL PRADESH): A case of ragging came into light in Himachal Pradesh, after a first year student of a government college at Bilaspur alleged that he was ragged by some seniors of the college. A written complaint of ragging was given by Surya Chandel, first year student of Post Graduate College Bilaspur, on Monday, officiating Principal of the college Ashok Awasthi said.

He said the complaint letter was also forwarded to the district police for necessary action. An FIR has been registered with Bilaspur Sadar police station on Tuesday on the basis of complaint letter forwarded by the college and investigation is on, Superintendent of Police Bilaspur Kuldeep Singh said.

The SP said that the case has been registered under relevant sections of the anti-ragging ordnance brought by the state government in the wake of death of Aman Kachroo due to ragging in Dr Rajendra Prasad government Medical College Tanda in Kangra district in March.

The student in his complaint alleged that on Friday last some seniors along with few outsiders fired some unpleasant questions on him and when he resisted they slapped him.

Awasthi said that college administration has forwarded the matter to the college anti-ragging committee to ascertain the facts. Based on the report of the committee appropriate steps would be initiated by the college against the guilty, the officiating Principal added.

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