Friday, August 20, 2010

Two Haryana students suspended for ragging

2010-08-19 15:10:00

Aug 19 (IANS) A state-run polytechnic for boys here has suspended two students on charges of ragging a junior, officials here said Thursday.

The accused were identified as Ajay Kumar and Parveen, both final year students of the mechanical stream, the officials said. They were suspended on the direction of the anti-ragging cell of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

'A first year student of the electronics stream had told his friend studying in the same polytechnic about the ragging incident. Following this, an anonymous mail was sent to the anti-ragging cell of the UGC,' an official of the polytechnic said.

'The students had named two others (besides the suspended students) in the complaint and accused them of ragging and beating. Following this we got directions from the UGC to inquire into the matter.'

The polytechnic administration has constituted a three-member committee to investigate the ragging case.

Sudhir Gilhotra, principal of this institute, said, 'Incidents of ragging are totally intolerable in our polytechnic and we make it clear to our students right at the time of admission.'

'We have suspended the accused students with immediate effect. Appropriate action will be taken against them once the inquiry committee submits its report,' stated Gilhotra.

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