New Delhi: Two Delhi University students were
asked on Tuesday by the Delhi High Court to teach blind students in
their college for a year to get scrapped a criminal case
against them for being involved in a brawl a year ago.
Justice Hima Kohli gave the order accepting the joint
pleas of Ramjas College students Abhishek Chauhan and Kumar
Saurav who sought setting aside of the FIR against them on the
ground that they have reached an out-of-court settlement.
The court, however, asked the two final year students
to either teach or read out the lessons to the blind students
in their college for an hour every week for a year.
Justice Kohli made it clear that the duo would start
teaching soon after their examination is over in May.
On September 9, 2009, the two had picked up a fight
with some of their hostel mates on some issues. The fight had
resulted in injuries to some of the students.
The court also sought a status report about them from
the hostel warden.
As per the FIR lodged at Maurice Nagar police station
in North Delhi University campus, some public properties too
had been damaged in the brawl.
The duo had later been chargesheeted by the police for
their involvement in the brawl and a Delhi trial court had
summoned them to face the trial.
The students had approached the high court challenging
the trial court`s summons to them.