Bowing to an order,one of the two students who was involved in a car racing incident on the Panjab University (PU) campus on April 16,has paid a fine of Rs 41,300 to the varsity authorities.
Taking note of the damage caused due to their rash and negligent driving,the varsity had slapped a fine of Rs 41,300 each on two students of the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS). Gurvir Mahal has paid her fine while Amiteshwar is yet to deposit the fine.
These two students – Amiteshwar of the third year,who was driving an Innova car and Gurvir Mahal of the 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. However,Gurvir lost control of her car and 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.
Followed this,the Vice-Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover had constituted a committee to determine the damage caused to the varsity property.
The committee had sought details of the damage from the executive engineers office.
The 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 decided to imposed a fine ten times the amount of the damage.
Talking to Newsline,Dean Students Welfare (DSW) Prof A S Ahluwalia said that the girl has paid her fine. The boy is expected to pay his fine shortly.
The committee had decided that if the students failed to deposit their fines,then their results of final examination would be withheld.
The committee had also proposed to temporarily suspend their right to vote for a year in the Panjab University Campus Students Council election.