The Patna high court on Tuesday observed that the Saidpur hostel complex of Patna University was unfit for even animals to live.
Taking serious note of the matter, the court asked the Bihar chief secretary, vice-chancellor of the university and the managing director of state educational infrastructure development corporation, among others, to appear before it on October 28.
The division bench of Justice Navaniti Prasad Singh and Justice Nilu Agarwal was hearing a PIL initiated suo motu on media reports after the recovery of bombs from the hostel.
Dwelling upon the pitiable condition of Saidpur hostel, the judges remarked that it was not even fit for animals and wanted to know why the state was not revamping the hostel.
Recalling the glorious past of the institute, the judges said the university was once known as “Oxford of East” and it was unfortunate that now such a situation was prevailing.
The judges also asked the officials concerned to visit the Saidpur hostel before coming to the court on the next date of hearing.
The judges’ also took serious note over the complaint that the construction of a boundary wall of the hostel had not been undertaken despite the state government releasing funds for it long ago.