10 BHU students arrested under tough anti-ragging law
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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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