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City anchor: Campus car race : 2 students fined Rs 41,300 each

Taking note of the damage caused due to their rash and negligent driving,the Panjab University has slapped a fine of Rs 41,300 each on two students of the University Institute of Legal Studies.

Written by Baninder Rahi | Chandigarh | Published: April 30, 2013 4:50 am

Taking note of the damage caused due to their rash and negligent driving,the Panjab University has slapped a fine of Rs 41,300 each on two students of the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS). The duo indulged in car racing incident on the campus on April 16.

At a meeting held on Monday,the committee constituted to determine the damage caused to the varsity property decided that each student would have to pay a fine of Rs 41,300 failing which their results of final examination would be withheld. The committee has also proposed to temporarily suspend their right to vote for a year in the Panjab University Campus Students Council election. Moreover,both the students have to submit affidavits of first class magistrate saying that if in future they indulged in any such activity,their admissions could be cancelled.

The committee had sought details of the damage from the executive engineer’s office. The said department,after calculating the damage caused to lights,fence,cemented pots and others,came out with a figure of Rs 4,130. The committee had already decided to imposed a fine ten times the amount of the damage.

On April 16,the two students — Amiteshwar of third year who was driving an Innova car and Gurvir Mahal of second year who was driving a Honda Civic — were trying to outrace each other on the road leading from the varsity gate number one to the administration block. But Gurvir lost control of her car. After hitting an electricity pole and flower pots,her car entered the herbal garden opposite the administration block,and landed in the dry pond. A motorist was also injured in the incident.

Considering the career of the students and apologies submitted by the parents of the defaulter students,the varsity had allowed the students to take their annual exams.

The committee will submit the minutes of the meeting with the V-C office and after the consideration of the V-C,a notice will be sent to both the students and then within 15 days,they have to deposit the fine with the varsity.

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