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14 MBBS Students suspended for Ragging, 2 First-Year Medicos Punished For Hiding Information, All Fined Rs 50k

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Dharamsala, September 21 — In an unprecedented move, Tanda Medical College in Himachal Pradesh has imposed a hefty fine of Rs 50,000 on fourteen MBBS students for their involvement in a case of ragging within the college hostel. This incident marks the first instance of such stringent penalties being meted out by the college administration.

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The students facing disciplinary action include twelve second-year MBBS students, penalized for their involvement in ragging, and two first-year students, who were reprimanded for concealing information from college authorities. As part of their punishment, all fourteen students will be suspended from the hostel for a period of six months and from the college for three months.

Principal Dr. Bhanu Awasthi confirmed the sanctions, citing that during a routine inspection, college authorities discovered that first-year students were in possession of notebooks belonging to their seniors. These notebooks had been entrusted to the juniors by their elder counterparts for the purpose of completing assignments. Subsequently, the case was referred to the college’s ragging committee for a thorough inquiry.

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The committee’s findings determined that the act of passing on notebooks to juniors for homework completion constituted an act of ragging. Based on their recommendations, the college administration has levied a fine of Rs 50,000 on each of the implicated students. Additionally, the guilty parties will face a suspension from the hostel for six months and from the college for three months, as per Dr. Awasthi’s statement.

The principal, however, declined to disclose the names of the students facing punitive measures.

Summary:

  • Tanda Medical College in Himachal Pradesh imposes Rs 50,000 fine on 14 MBBS students for involvement in ragging.
  • Strictest action taken by college administration against students.
  • 12 second-year students penalized for ragging, 2 first-year students for concealing information.
  • All students suspended from hostel for six months and from college for three months.
  • Principal Dr. Bhanu Awasthi confirms sanctions following a routine inspection and inquiry by ragging committee.

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