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Rusticated, fined for dating
Varinder Walia
Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 12
“Mr Singh”, a field officer, Punjab State Cooperative Development Bank of the district, entered the girls hostel of Guru Nanak Dev University on April 29 without permission and created a mess. Mr S.S. Chhina (a retd IPS officer), Chief Security Officer, reported the matter to the Secretary, Cooperative Society. A fact-finding committee was constituted and the officer was found guilty of indulging in “shameful activities”.

On the basis of the fact-finding report, the bank provisionally stopped two annual increments of the officer last week.

In yet another shocking incident, a student succeeded in getting “fake admission” in MCA by allegedly bribing a personal assistant of a dean. He continued to attend the classes for more than six months. He was spotted with a student of the university by security personnel. After a long time, his admission was found to be fake. An FIR was lodged against him under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 of the Indian Penal Code on November 11 for forging the documents and cheating the authorities.

A student of MBA (Part-1) was caught while trying to kidnap an eight-year-old girl in a drunken condition from the residential quarters on the campus. He was rusticated from the university, though the alleged culprits sought the intervention of the court but the new Vice-Chancellor reportedly wrote to the court that in such cases students should not be reinstated.

The daughter of a senior professor was caught in a car with her class fellow within the university campus. Both were fined Rs 10,000 each by the standing committee, headed by Dr Bikramjit Singh Ghumman, Dean, Students Welfare.

A student of a local college was caught with a B.Com student of Guru Nanak Dev University in September 18 last year. Though the girl was rusticated yet she was let off keeping in view her career after a fine of Rs 10,000. Another student of dress designing had to be rusticated on charges of dating an “outsider”.

These are not isolated cases more than 100 cases of “immoral activities” and violation of varsity bylaws were reported in the past 16 months. While 52 students were punished by the authorities, an equal number was reportedly let off after warnings.Back

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