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Accused of ragging, HC cancels student’s plea to sit for exams

Calcutta high court cancelled a student’s appeal to appear in an examination. The student was allegedly involved in a ragging incident. On Tuesday, the division Bench of the High Court cancelled the student’s appeal to sit for an examination.

A student of a private engineering college and his friend allegedly thrashed two junior students a few weeks ago. The college administration treated the act as ragging and restricted them from entering the college campus. The authority even barred them from appearing for examinations.

One of those two accused students filed a case in the high court against the college authority, challenging their decision to stop them from sitting in an examination.

The court, however, cancelled their appeal and instructed the anti-ragging committee of the college to complete the investigation within a month.

The High Court source informed that the student filed the case at the high court last Friday. The court then cancelled his appeal. Justice Subrata Talukdar cancelled the student’s appeal and instructed the college to expedite the probe.

The student then approached the division Bench. On Tuesday, the division Bench also denied him the permission for appearing in the examination.

However, it will be recalled that at least 18 complaints from Bengal was registered with the UGC’s anti-ragging cell. The UGC committee earlier visited various colleges in Bengal.

They explained that the number of complaints registered was only 1 per cent of what actually happen. Most of the victims were scared to lodge complaintThe state government also took strong steps to curb this problem. The college authorities were asked to frame anti-ragging committee to look after the matter. Most of the complaints have been lodged there by the victim students.
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