Saturday, November 10, 2012

High court issues notice to CMC principal

LUDHIANA: Taking cognizance of a petition filed by a suspended warden and assistant professor of Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), here, the Punjab and Haryana high court issued a notice of motion for November 2 to the college principal. A 150-page petition under Article 226/227 was filed by Dr Robert James on October 4 wherein he said the CMC administration ignored his complaint of ragging in boys' hostel and that instead of acting against the accused boys, the principal and the administration suspended him from his duties of warden of Ross Boys' Hostel.

On September 5, Dr James had raised the ragging issue in the media. He had said that a few senior students and members of the student council ragged junior medical students of the hostel under the pretext of orientation programme and misbehaved with him too. He added that he had submitted a written complaint against two boys to principal Dr S M Bhatti and the governing body, but it went unheeded. He then reported the July 25 matter to the senior functionaries, but still no action was taken.

 The college management, however, said after the wardenship was taken away from him, he started making the allegations. They added that the junior students never complained of ragging in the hostel.

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