10 BHU students arrested under tough anti-ragging law

Last Updated: Friday, July 31, 2009 - 00:09

Varanasi (UP): Ten students of Banaras
Hindu University got the taste of the new tough anti-ragging
law when they were arrested by the police and fined Rs 50,000
each by the institute after being allegedly caught ragging
five freshers.
The students, who were pursuing B. Tech in the Applied
Mathematics Department in the varsity`s Institute of
Technology, were handed over to the police after they were
found ragging five juniors by the university security staff
outside the campus at Assi ghat last evening, BHU spokesman
Rajesh Singh said today.

A case has been registered against all the 10 students
under Section 26 G of the newly formulated Prevention of
Ragging Act, Superintendent of Police, city, Vijay Bhushan
told agency.

The students were released on personal bonds this
afternoon.

The university also decided to disallow them from
attending classes for fifteen days and expel them from the
hostel for six months, Singh said. They will not be allowed to
attend the classes if they fail to submit the fine of Rs
50,000 each.

The BHU anti-ragging squad filmed the incident after
which the senior students were taken to the campus by the
security staff, Singh said. While eight of them were in second
year of B. Tech course, two were from third year.

They were presented before the anti-ragging squad
chairman G S Yadav and their statements were recorded,
he said, adding that the version of the victims was also
taken.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, July 31, 2009 - 00:09

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