अक्तूबर 18, 2010

Polytechnic students block highway

Polytechnic students block highway, break windows
Allege management sent goons to beat them up
Tribune News Service
Sirsa, April 29
Irate students of Rajendra Polytechnic blocked traffic on the national highway near Sikandarpur village and broke windowpanes of the guardroom of their institute after the management of the institute allegedly sent “goons” to beat them up.

The students said they were sitting on a peaceful dharna outside the institute against the change of several faculty members at the fag end of their semester, when some persons armed with firearms allegedly attacked them. They alleged that the persons sent by the management also fired bullets in the air to intimidate them.
“Students - Satpal and Hanuman - were injured in the incident, while a girl identified as Anshu was beaten up,” alleged Roshan Suchan, state convener of the All-India Students Federation.
“We have lodged a complaint against institute’s chairman Dr Rajinder Sran and others,” he added.
Meanwhile, Dr Sran alleged that some students had ransacked the guardroom and caused damage to the institute’s property after some former teachers of the university misled them.
“A student - Anil Rupana - had an altercation with teacher Ashu Garg some days ago after which the student apologised with intervention of the management. However, Garg was adamant on Rupana’s expulsion from the institute and he along with nine other teachers submitted their mass resignations on the issue. The management was left with no option but to make fresh appointments in their place as the examinations of the students are nearing,” said Dr Sran.
He, however, denied the allegations of the students that some persons sent by the management thrashed them or fired in the air.
Devinder Nain, SHO of the Ding police station, said a case under Sections 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible items) and 34 (act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC on the complaint of student Sat Pal.