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Probe finds anomalies in admissions at Fazilka college
Praful Chander Nagpal

Fazilka, July 30
There has been alleged irregularity in the admission of students belonging to the reserved categories in the local MR Government College. The merit of students belonging to these categories has allegedly been ignored in some cases while granting admission in Bachelor of Arts (BA) part I.

A total of 480 students of BA classes were to be granted admission. Of these, 51 per cent seats were reserved for different categories. Some students seeking admission to BA Part I, who had higher merit positions in the reserved categories, were reportedly denied admission. On the complaint of the affected aspirant students, a probe into the matter was conducted on the directions of the Panjab University (PU) authorities by the District Education Officer (DEO) Sandeep Dhuria and SK Arora.

“After a thorough inquiry into the charges, irregularities and anomalies in the admission process have been found. The categories of aspirant students were reportedly changed as per the whims and fancies of the selection committee, resulting in the denial of admission to some deserving students,” maintained DEO Dhuria.


The admissions were to close on July 20. Of the total 480 seats, 468 have been filled so far. The officiating principal, Tribhuvan Ram, said the entire admission process was carried out as per PU norms. He ruled out any irregularity and maintained that the principal has the discretion to extend the date of admission for scrutiny and examining the merit of the remaining cases for admission.



Prisoner attacks escorting cop

Ferozepur, July 30
The Ferozepur police has booked a prisoner, Sukhdev Singh alias Sukha, a resident of Gurdaspur, for allegedly tearing the uniform of a head constable. Police sources said the head constable, Pawan Kumar, along with the other constables was deputed to take the prisoner to Gurdaspur for appearing in court. When the policemen brought the said prisoner out of the Central Jail premises to take him to Gurdaspur, Sukha insisted that his hands not be tied with the chain. When the policemen escorting him did not oblige, Sukha allegedly thrashed the head constable, tore his uniform and threatened him with dire consequences.

On the basis of the statement of the head constable, a case under section 353 and 186 of the IPC has been registered against the prisoner at the city police station. — OC




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