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Fresh petition in VSS case

Cuttack, Sept. 23: The striking junior doctors and postgraduate medicos filed a fresh petition in the high court today expressing their inability to resume their duty “till their trust has been regained and they are protected sufficiently”.

The striking doctors sought direction of the high court for “immediate arrest of Sisir Kumar Dandia as he is a prime danger to the students of VSS Medical College”.

Yesterday, the high court had directed the inspector general of police, the collector and superintendent of police of Sambalpur to deploy three platoons of police force on the campus “to restore law and order situation and see that the security of students, doctors and patients are maintained”.

Passing the interim order, the two-judge bench of Chief Justice V. Gopala Gowda and Justice B.N. Mohapatra had said: “We also hope and trust that the students undertaking MBBS and PG courses and the students doing housemanship in the medical college in question shall resume their duty from tomorrow (23.09.2011).”

The petition, filed by two postgraduate students of SCB Medical College in Cuttack, however, said: “There are some practical problems to join in the VSS Medical College on 23.09.2011.”

“The students who have faced those unfortunate sequence of events like stone-pelting, planned attack on hostels, attempt to murder and the threat of a massacre are now in a state of post traumatic stress disorder. They are in constant fear and are distraught mentally,” the petition pleaded.

Additional reporting by Vikash Sharma and Subrat Mohanty

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