One of the oldest colleges of Kashmir Valley has become the hub of drug addiction. Reliable sources told CNS that College authorities seized banned drugs from the Boys hostel in Sri Pratap (SP) college that was used by the students staying in the hostel.
Reports said that the boy’s hostel in S.P.College is without warden from past many months due to which students residing in hostel find it easy to leave and enter the hostel anytime.
Principal S.P.College, Dr Muhammad Yasin Shah told CNS that only one student was found using drugs and he was sent to his home. “One of the students from Abhama Shopian had left the hostel after 4 in the evening and it was found he had either taken drugs or was drunk. We called his parents and sent him to his home,” Shah said.
The Principal further said that they have appointed a Warden on temporary basis, however, most of the students told CNS that the Warden in-charge never stays in the hostel during night.
When contacted, Minister for Higher Education, Muhammad Akbar Lone told CNS that strict action will be taken against the College management as well as students if proved. “I will talk to the Principal of the College and look into the matter. Furthermore, a warden would be appointed on permanent basis in the College and parents of those students would be called to mend their students,” Lone said.
He further said that it is a serious matter and, “I will not spare anyone who shows leniency in curbing this menace,” he said.