Defacement issue: Warrants issued against PU student leaders

Peeved over the wilful disobedience of court directions,the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday issued bailable warrants of nearly a dozen student leaders of PU.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 19, 2013 12:08:17 am

Peeved over the wilful disobedience of court directions,the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday issued bailable warrants of nearly a dozen student leaders of PU.

The student leaders were impleaded as respondents in a contempt petition by the court,on May 6,and were asked to remain present in the High Court on Friday to respond to the petition concerning defacement of public property in the varsity. Despite accepting notices from the Court,as many as 10 leaders of the total 14 student unions refused to appear in the court on Friday.

One of the leaders,the secretary of a student union,even refused to accept the notice from the court. Jaideep Kumar,Secretary,Hindustan Students Association (HSA),Department of Public Health “refused to take the copy of the judgment of the High Court and also did not sign”. This was told to the High Court on Friday by Professor A K Bhandari,PU Registrar. The Registrar filed an affidavit stating that the University authorities had informed the student leaders and the unions of the May 6 order of the High Court.

Justice Rajesh Bindal on Friday issued bailable warrants of the student leaders,ensuring their presence. The UT Administration and Police have been directed to ensure the presence of the leaders by next week.

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