Jharkhand HC takes up ragging report

Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court today directed the education department to probe into charges of ragging at Sainik School, Tillaiya in Kodarma distirct. Taking suo motu cognizance of a newspaper report with photographs, Chief Justice Prakash Tatia and Justice P P Bhatt asked the Director of education department to enquire into the matter and submit report to the court.

The bench took a serious note after the report, with accompanying photographs of seniors kicking and hitting with belt juniors, who were lying face down at the hostel room of the elite institution. The report also quoted a junior who termed hostel as a torture room.