LAKHIMPUR: Five meritorious students of North Bank College, located at Ghilamora of Dhakuakhona subdivision in Lakhimpur district, on Wednesday submitted an FIR to Lakhimpur Superintendent of Police Sudhakar Singh against Jugal Saikia, the principal of the college, demanding justice. The students alleged that they got unexpected marks in the 6th semester exam, result of which was declared on July 14. In this regard, the students Pritam Jyoti Gogoi, Kushal Lahan, Kukil Dutta, Jintumoni Dutta and Deni Chetia submitted a letter of complaint to the Chief Minister of the State as well as the Lakhimpur DC appealing for action from their end.
With regard to the issue, alleging interference and conspiracy on the part of the principal in order to take revenge on them for participating in the agitation against him for charging excessive fees from the poor students, the victim students told media persons that they appeared from in the BA 6th semester exams from the college under Dibrugarh University. When result of the exam was declared on July 14, they were surprised to know that they had failed in their Major 3rd Paper (Paper Code: 603, Title of the Paper: Educational Management).
The aggrieved students further added that they had gone to Ghilamora Police Station in order to file a case few days ago. But the OC of the PS refused to lodge any FIR against the controversial principal, allegedly favouring him. Then on Monday, the students initiated hunger strike until death from 6 am as a mark of protest and to demand justice. However, they put on hold the programme at the interference of David Borah, the Election Officer of the Dhakuakhona subdivision, who arrived at the spot as the representative of Lakhimpur DC and Dhakuakhona SDO, and promised to act on their complaint within 15 days. But not seeing any development in the case, the deprived students submitted the FIR to the SP of the district, in addition to calling on the DC too.
The students urged the authority concerned to conduct an impartial enquiry into the matter and to reward justice to them or their future will be spoilt.