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HC holds 3 guilty of ragging,tells them to donate blood

The accused would also hold an anti-ragging awareness camp for seven days at Ramjas College.

Written by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Published: December 12, 2013 1:02 am

As punishment for ragging a fresher in 2002,the Delhi High Court has ordered three former students of Delhi University’s Ramjas College to donate blood and conduct a seven-day anti-ragging workshop to educate others about the consequences of ragging.

The students had approached the Delhi High Court with a plea to quash the FIR registered against them for wrongfully restraining and causing hurt to the student while ragging him in the college hostel in 2002. In their plea,they had claimed that they had reached a settlement with the victim and that they would abide by any orders of the court.

In the judgment,Justice J R Midha directed the accused to donate one unit of blood each within two weeks,and to donate Rs 15,000 to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund — being utilised towards rehabilitation of victims of the Uttarakhand floods — as punishment,while quashing the FIR against the accused.

Further,the court held that as punishment,the accused would hold an anti-ragging awareness camp for seven days at Ramjas College,under supervision by the college principal and the SHO of the Maurice Nagar police station.

“Petitioners shall hold an anti-ragging awareness camp in Ramjas College for seven working days to propagate and publish the evils of ragging; to advise the students not to indulge in ragging,to make the students aware of the adverse impact of ragging on the psyche of freshers; to warn the students of the legal consequences of indulging in ragging,and also inform the students of the evil consequences of ragging such as suicides or homicidal deaths,” the court said.

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