Ten first-year students of Michael Madhusudan Memorial College in Durgapur who lodged complain of ragging by members of Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad with Anti Ragging Cell, Delhi were provided police protection yesterday to fill up university registration form.
The ten students of the college who were prevented from entering the campus and attend classes since they protested ragging attempts and lodged the complaint last month, entered the college campus on Wednesday (December 11) under police protection for filling up the registration form for the upcoming university exam.
All the ten students of the College lodged complain of ragging with the college authority in October that they had been ragged by two seniors who are members of Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCCP).
When the college didn’t take any action, Rahul Tiwari, a first year student lodged a complaint with the Union human resource development ministry’s anti-ragging website. In the complaint Tiwari alleged that they were forced to smoke and drink alcohol by the seniors. The complaint was forwarded to the college authority who then informed the police.
The complainant has even mentioned the names of Dinesh Majhi, a third-year commerce student and Mohammed Asraf, a third-year arts student. According to the complaint, the duo had threatened to destroy the careers of the juniors.
Mrs Ranjushree Patra, principal of the college on being asked as to why she didn’t take action when complain of ragging were being lodged said: “The trouble took place outside the college premises so we didn’t register any complaint.” The students however alleged that the principal allegedly fears confronting the TMCCP members.
Police said that charges under sections 341, 323, 325 IPC and Section 3 of the West Bengal Prohibition of Ragging in Educational Institution Act’ 2000 have been framed. ADCP (East), Mr Sunil Yadav said: “Investigation is on and the culprits would soon be booked.”
The TMCCP vice-president in Durgapur, Rajat Biswa, said one student of the college was expelled from the union last week after he was found guilty of assaulting a group D staff of the college. “We are probing the fresh allegation and will take action if they are found guilty,” he said.