PENALTY FOR RAGGING AS PER THE PREVENTION OF RAGGING

IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES ACT OF AP LEGISLATURE

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Ragging is an act, which is likely to cause insult or annoyance or fear or apprehension or threat or intimidation or outrage of modesty or injury to students. This is a heinous crime, which is uncivilized and demonic. There are instances when some psychologically weak students have committed suicide in engineering colleges because of ragging. Ragging is prohibited within or outside the educational institutions. The salient features of A.P. state legislation and punishments for indulging in ragging are as follows.

 

EXTENT OF OFFENCE

PENALITY

Teasing or embarrassing or humiliating a student

Imprisonment upto 6 months or a fine upto Rs.1,000/- or both

Assault or use of criminal force or criminal intimidation

Imprisonment upto 1 year or a fine upto Rs.2,000/- or both

Wrongful restraint or wrongful confinement or causing hurt

Imprisonment upto 2 years or a fine upto Rs.5,000/- or both

Causing grievous hurt or kidnapping or abducting or committing rape or committing unnatural offence.

Imprisonment upto 5 years or a fine upto Rs.10,000/- or both

Causing death or abetting suicide

Imprisonment for life or for a term upto 10 years with fine up to Rs.50,000/-

 

 

SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL OF STUDENTS FROM THE COLLEGE

  • If a student commits suicide due to or in consequence of ragging, the person who commits such ragging shall be deemed to have abetted such suicide.
  • Ragging is a cognizable offence and police can arrest any student indulging in ragging either from institute premises or outside without a formal complaint from anybody.
  • The police will observe in mufti (in plain clothes), in the buses, bus stands and campus of educational institute.

SOME ANTI RAGGING MEASURES

  • Our staff members are formed into groups to be at various important bus stop locations and they travel in the buses. Any problem can be reported to them. Otherwise, they can also go to the Academic Section in the college and identify the culprit by going through the photographs.
  • The teachers and non-teaching staff of the college are formed in to squads to go to important locations in the campus.
  • Enquiry committees are immediately formed to give punishment to the culprits.

 

The students and parents are requested to note the phone numbers of Administration and Heads of various departments which are available on the orientation sheet. For any urgent requirement, they can contact these numbers and if necessary they can contact Police Stations the phone numbers of which are given hereunder:

 

Name of the Police Station

Phone Number

Name of the Police Station

Phone Number

Ghatkesar

08415-222233

Uppal

040-2712 3096

Chilukalaguda

040-2750 2299

Kushaiguda

040-2715 3096

Osmania University

040-2709 8478

Saroornagar

040-2406 5510

Sultan Bazar

040-2475 0129

Chikkadpally

040-2763 4491

L B Nagar

040-2422 3220

Kushaiguda

040-2715 3096

 

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