Jharkhand College Books Kashmiri Students For Vandalism

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The Jharkhand police have booked most of the 14 students for vandalism on basis of the complaint that management of Vananchal Dental College at Garwah had lodged. It followed after the students complaints that the college has usurped their security deposits and expelled them from the premises.

Reports appearing in newspapers from Jammu and Garwha said the college management has filed an FIR accusing the students of breaking the furniture.

Kharkhand police DSP Heeralal Ravi had told reporters at Garwha that the college management lodged an FIR against some of its students belonging to Kashmir, accusing them of ransacking the college furniture on Friday.

It was apparently in retaliation to the FIR that the students of Vananchal Dental College at Garwah had lodged against the college accusing the management of fraud and assaulting some girl students. The students in
their complaint had said that they had joined the dental college under a special scholarship scheme of the Union HRD ministry. They had deposited Rs 75,000 and Rs 1.5 lakh each and were formally admitted. After some time, they were thrown out of the college.

Police said the expelled students later blocked the NH-75 near the college at Majheon More on the outskirts of Garwah town, demanding arrest of a senior management official.

After two days of protests, the students are now planning to return home. The college management has agreed to return their academic documents and part of the security deposit but it will take place only after their parents will meet the college management. It happened after the state government intervened in the case. It was actually a senior police officer talking to his counterpart that led to the breakthrough. Till they settle their issues with college management along with their parents, a report said, the college will house them.

The expelled students—nine boys and five girls— were admitted to this dental college by an yet-to-be-identified consultancy in November 2013. Though they had been promised scholarship under PMSSS, the college expelled them after finding them ineligible for monetary benefit. Post expulsion, they spend their night under open sky till late hours when they were temporarily sheltered around by the college authorities.

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