Saturday, January 23, 2010

Notices inssued to five inmates of SSL hostel

TNN, 22 January 2010, 10:42pm IST

ALLAHABAD: The authorities of Allahabad University (AU) have issued notices to five inmates of Sir Sunder Lal hostel on charges of getting indulged in ragging and harassing their juniors. The inmates have been asked to submit their explanations within the next three days.

Similarly, eight research scholars and inmates of International hostel are also been served notice on charges of damaging the water cooler of the hostel. Interestingly, among these scholars, one is enrolled under the chief proctor Prof Jata Shankar.

The inmates of SSL, who have been served the notice, include Pankaj Tewari, Praveen Yadav, Soumitra Dwivedi, Akhand Pratap Sahi and Vikrmajeet. Likewise those of the international hostel include name Manoj Pandey, Janardhan, Prateek Pandey, Pramod Mishra, Santosh Upadhayay, Harendra Singh, Rajkumar and Umesh Chandra, informed the chief proctor.

According to reports, the Colonelganj police had received a complaint wherein it was mentioned that some eight freshers of SSL hostel were taken to Prayag station and ragged. The varsity authorities swung into action and issued the notice to the five inmates of SSL. Meanwhile, a group of freshers of SSL arrived at the chief proctor's office and denied occurrence of any such incident by the seniors.

Confirming the development, Prof Jata Shankar said that the complaints of ragging have been taken very seriously by the varsity administration. "We will take a decision on these students after going through their explanations as the matter is been investigated. I would find out the truth behind the issue," he said.

Meanwhile, the chief proctor also received a phone call from Tarachand hostel on late Wednesday night in which an unidentified inmate complained of ragging being done in the hostel. The proctor also said he was in touch with the district police and raid could be carried out at Tarachand Hostel any moment to nab inmates indulging in ragging as well as any outsider who may be staying in the hostel illegally.

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