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Threat to blow up IMS, IIPS hostels

india Updated: Oct 12, 2006 19:09 IST

HOSTLERS BELONGING to IMS and IIPS hostels of the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalya (DAVV) were a worried lot after a letter threatening to blow up the two hostels was written three days back.

The letter was sent to the Vice Chancellor (V-C), District Magistrate and Collector (DM) and Superintendent Police (SP). V-C Dr Rajkamal said the letter was shown to University DCDC and director of both IIPS and IMS institutes Dr PN Mishra and Dean Students Welfare (DSW) Dr Maya Ingle and considering the series of mischievous letters written about alleged atrocities by Bihari and Jharkhand students warning of retaliatory action was rubbished by them.

The letter had been forwarded to the Chief Warden Dr Shakti Banerjee yesterday and he sent a copy of the same to the Bhanwarkuan police station.

Dr Rajkamal accepted that no FIR had been lodged in this matter by the university, as they did not consider it to have merit enough for the same.

The letter referring to another letter written earlier stated that no action had been taken against the students from the said region who have become synonymous for atrocities levied on other hostellers.

The earlier letter had warned of killing 19 such students and throwing acid on others if they were not expelled before November. Then V-C CS Chaddha had also not taken any concrete action on the letter.

This letter repeats the same allegations and warns about a bomb attack on the two hostels if action is not taken before October 31. The letter has been signed with surnames Shukla and Yadav and is written in the same style also addressed by the same names. The earlier letter had the stamp of Jabalpur post office on the envelope and no head could be made on that lead.

In another dramatic turn 27 first year students of Bapna hostel have sent a letter to the V-C denying any incidence of ragging. The juniors stated that a few of them had cut their hair short due to excessive hair loss and other skin problems and they were not ordered to do so by seniors.

As the look was sported by most students it is considered in vogue. The letter stated that no ragging takes place in their hostel other than normal interaction. Due to Bapna’s past image, any such occurrence is mistaken for ragging, which it is not.

Meanwhile, a case of ragging was also reported in the School of Social Work today. The college authorities and students, however, denied the same. The aggrieved students said that he did not wish to be quoted and no police complaint was lodged in the matter.