The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court rejected the rustication of three lady doctors of Akola Government Medical College (GMC) for ragging a junior student.
The petition was filed by Dr. Supriya Balasaheb Lokhande , Dr. Ashwini Santosh Ghaisas and Dr. Payal Prashant Fulzele.
A division bench consisting of Justice Ravi Deshpande and Justice Shriram Modak while allowing the petition found that the students were rusticated without any show cause notice or following the principles of natural justice.
It pointed that the matter was not even placed before the Anti Ragging Committee formed as per Rule 8.1.8 of the regulations framed by the Medical Council of India.
The High Court noted while setting aside the order passed by Dean Dr. K Ghorpade and HoD (Medicine) Dr. Aparna Wahane on February 28, 2019.
The affidavit filed by the respondent authorities fails to disclose the adherence to principles of natural justice and submitting the issue before the Anti Ragging Committee.
The HC directed the authorities to strictly follow the rules before taking any action on rustication petition.
The HC further directed the respondents to pass an appropriate order in respect of the period spent in prosecuting the present petition as it affects the attendance of the petitioners in the college.