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Father seeks principal?s removal

india Updated: Oct 07, 2006 18:36 IST
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DISCONTENT WITH the pace of magisterial enquiry into the death of Holkar Science College student Ashok Choudhary, the deceased’s father today demanded college principal Narendra Dhakad and flayed the political organisations trying to gain political leverage from the case.

A clearly perturbed Radheshyam Choudhary told reporters here today that his son had always been a good and disciplined student and at the time of his death was studying in BSc final year at the college. He had obtained first division in his second year exam and no behavioural complaint had ever been lodged against him in his entire career.

He failed to understand why his son was named as an accused by the college administration in a ragging case, the tenacity of which was yet to be ascertained.

Pointing fingers at College principal Narendra Dhakad he said that not only was his son and two other students from his class beaten up by faculty and police they were also sent to the police station where they were confined for the better part of the day.

Questioning Dhakad’s role he asked why his son was made to spend 12 hours in the lock up, why Dhakad withdrew his complaint getting them released and whether he had beaten and threatened the three students, including his son, accused of the alleged ragging?

He demanded Dhakad’s removal son the grounds of being subject to his own whims and fancies, which at any time could pose a danger for the students and also registration of a criminal case for inciting suicide against Dhakad.
He expressed dissatisfaction with the progress of the magisterial enquiry and the enquiry constituted by the disciplinary committee of the college.

He said that the role of the Bhanwarkuan police was suspicious and he would complaint to the Inspector General (IG) Police on these points.

The Indian value system is such that no man with honour likes approaching a court or police station generally Dr Manohar Dalal. The lower court cannot hear the case if being tried in higher court, Dr Dalal said.

Taking note of the application, the Judge asked Puri’s counsel Ajay V Gupta to produce the copy of revision petition. The case will be taken up for hearing tomorrow. The revision petition has also been listed for hearing in the High Court tomorrow.