Thursday, September 12, 2013

11 engineering students held for ragging

 Police on Saturday arrested 11 students of Purushottam Institute of Engineering Technology (PIET) at Mandiakudar near Kansbahal of Sundargarh district on the charges of ragging the junior students.

 Reports stated that the ragging by second and third year students of PIET landed them in trouble when two of the victims mailed complaints to the anti-ragging cell of University Grant Commission (UGC) and the PIET authorities.

 The UGC cell forwarded the complaint to Sundargarh SP Sanjeev Arora while the college authorities forwarded it to Rajgangpur police. The errant students were arrested and taken to Sundargarh district headquarters to be produced in court.

They returned to the institute Saturday night after the court granted them bail. Rajgangpur IIC MR Pradhan said the junior students were banned from wearing casual dress even during leisure period and were forced to wear uniform all the time by the seniors.

 After complying the diktat for a week, they revolted and a clash ensued on Thursday following which the two victim students wrote to the anti-ragging cell. PIET Director KM Purohit said the institute has taken serious note of the incident. The disciplinary and anti-ragging committees of the institute would shortly take a decision on the errant students, he added.

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