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LU baddies back with a bang!

india Updated: Aug 26, 2006 00:15 IST
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THE LUCKNOW University’s student leaders seem to have taken the wind out of the varsity’s operation flush-out sail as hostel baddies continue to create a ruckus a day.

On Thursday night after the joint of the police and the university squad, gunshots were heard from the hostel premises, sources said. But, no one was ready to inform the police for fear of the expelled student leaders Ravindra Singh Rajju and Amit Kr Singh Punju, who are allegedly manage to sneak into the hostels, fire shots to show their supremacy.

This week witnessed quite a few incidents of cross-firing between rival student leaders. The first of such incident took place on Tuesday at Birbal Sahani Hostel.

Expelled student leaders Ravindra Singh Rajju and Amit Kumar Singh Punju have allegedly exchanged fire. The very next day the rival groups clashed for the second time near a tea stall while on Thursday gunshots were heard at Lal Bahadur Shastri Hostel and Habbibulah hostel.

Strangely, varsity administration and police during their raids have not been able to make any significant catch except for a crude bomb and a country made fire arm. The baddies have been successfully giving a slip to combined force and making further strategy to unleash terror at LU hostels. These incidents have also exposed the tall claim of LU administration that said there would be regular inspection of hostels by the provost. LU top brass have held series of meetings of its provosts in which they chalked out strategy to shun the bad elements from the hostels. Provosts and proctorial board were entrusted with the task of keeping hawk eve on the hostels and to throw away the lawbreakers. But no sincere efforts were made by LU administration to translate the decision into reality. Neither provost nor proctorial team bothered to visit hostel until this recent incident took place. When contacted Pro V-C RS Yadav said:

“There is nothing much that LU administration could do. We cannot keep a register at boys hostel and expect them to mention their time of entry and exit.

Whenever we carry out raids, we do punish those who are putting up illegally at hostels.” When asked why provosts do not carry out inspection of hostels, he said that since teachers were already over-burdened they did not get enough time for this work.

With the student union election coming close, bad elements are increasingly seeking shelter at varsity hostels.

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