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08 Dec 2012
Patna: Patna High Court on Friday rejected a petition to stop the Patna University Students' Union (PUSU) on the ground that the election was being held in violation of the recommendations made in the Lyngdoh Committee report.
A single bench comprising Justice V. N. Sinha, while rejecting the petition by one Rakesh Kumar, also slapped a fine of Rs. 1,000 on him saying the entire lawsuit was based on bogus charges that had no basis whatsoever and the whole exercise was simply a waste of the valuable court time.
Any objection to the PUSU election should have been raised before the announcement of the date of election and now that the election was only four days away, the court had no intention of stopping it," Justice Sinha said.
Meanwhile, authorities in Patna on Friday once again conducted raids at various Patna University hostels and seized a large number of canes, sticks, and other 'weapons' amassed by undesirable elements to terrorize supporters of rival candidates.
Campaigning for the elections, meanwhile, reached a fevered pitch as candidates for the post of president, general secretary, and various cabinet posts, going from one campus to another, distributed pamphlets and poll manifesto to drum up support of fellow students.
With over 18,000 students expected to cast their ballots, the Patna University Students' Union election is to be held on December 11 after a gap of 28 years.