State government to withdraw criminal case against 18 Bikaner medical college students?

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February 1, 2018, 5:24 pm

Jaipur: Eighteen medical students of Bikaner Medical College who were booked and chargesheeted for blocking road and damaging public property after the death of a college mate in an accident may soon get relief. As these students are having a difficult time in getting job, the Rajasthan government has sought relief for them by deciding to withdraw the criminal cases.

The government is of the opinion that these students were protesting for a cause and they didn’t have any personal interest.

On August 24, 2015, a girl student of Bikaner Medical College died in a road accident while another was seriously wounded.

The medical college students blocked Bikaner-Jaipur National Highway and expressed their anger by damaging public property. The police booked 18 identified and another 150 unidentified students for blocking the national highway and damaging public property.

A chargesheet was filed against these students.

The state government’s home department recently wrote to the union transport ministry to give its consent for withdrawing the case.

The home department argued that it was a public agitation and the students booked in the FIRs didn’t have any personal interest.

The criminal case can have an impact on the students’ career. They may have problems landing a government job and even their registration with the MCI may be cancelled.

First published: July 4, 2017