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PU car racing incident: Boy yet to pay fine

One of the two students involved in the car racing incident,which took place on April 16 in Panjab University (PU),is yet to pay the fine.

Written by Baninder Rahi | Chandigarh | Published: June 29, 2013 3:06:10 am

One of the two students involved in the car racing incident,which took place on April 16 in Panjab University (PU),is yet to pay the fine. A committee that was formed by the varsity Vice-Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover had fined both the students Rs 41,300 each.

It has been a month since the girl student has paid the fine,but the boy is not paying as he had made a formal request before the office of the Dean Students Welfare (DSW) asking the authorities to provide him with a chance to put forth his views before depositing the fine.

DSW Prof A S Ahluwalia has marked the request to the disbanded committee,asking them to listen to the boy. However,the members of the committee that disbanded after submitting its report to the V-C,said that the same committee cannot listen to the boy as the committee does not exist anymore.

According to the official information,Gurvir Mahal has paid her fine while Amiteshwar is yet to deposit the fine.

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 April 16 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.

Talking to Newsline,Prof Ahluwalia said that he had forwarded the request of the boy before the committee and they have to decide. One of the disbanded committee members,Prof Yog Raj Angrish,said that the committee has not decided to convene a meeting yet.

Earlier,it was decided that if the students fail to deposit their fines on time,their results will be withheld.

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