Night raids to check ragging in Kanpur hostels

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 18:21

Kanpur: Two days after an engineering
student alleged that he was ragged by his seniors, the
district administration here has decided to conduct random
night raids at college hostels and establish a round-the-clock
control room for registering complaints.

The teams for the night raids will include Additional
City Magistrate and circle police officers and students caught
ragging will be immediately arrested, District Magistrate
Mukesh Meshram said.

"The district administration will take the incidents of
ragging very seriously," he said.

A round-the-clock control room with a toll free number
has also been set up for the students to complain against any
such instances.

On August 29, Pranshu Singh (20), a student of B.Tech
Computer Science in PSIT Engineering College here, alleged
that he was ragged and threatened by his seniors in the
hostel, a charge which was denied by the college.

An FIR on the charge of attempt to murder (Section 307 of
IPC) and under other relevant sections of UP Prohibition of
Ragging in Educational Institutions Act has been lodged
against the unidentified persons.

However, no arrests have been made so far and an
Additional City Magistrate level administrative investigation
is underway.


First Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 18:21
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