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Jamshedpur Cooperative stares at strongroom woes

Bent ceiling fans, broken taps, filthy washrooms greet college authorities after paramilitary forces left
A damaged ceiling fan at Jamshedpur Cooperative College in Bistupur on Saturday.
A damaged ceiling fan at Jamshedpur Cooperative College in Bistupur on Saturday.
Picture by Bhola Prasad

Our Correspondent   |   Jamshedpur   |   Published 28.12.19, 10:02 PM

The administration of Jamshedpur Cooperative College will write to East Singhbhum DC Ravi Shankar Shukla to complain about damage to property after the just-concluded Assembly elections where the building had been used as the strongroom for six Assembly seats.

College authorities, who inspected the campus after the paramilitary forces left, found bent ceiling fans, broken taps, filthy washrooms and classrooms slushy with water.

Security forces had occupied the college from November 3 to December 24. Some of their belongings are still left behind, added a faculty member.

Though the college is closed for winter vacations and will reopen on January 3, faculty members have reported their findings to college principal V.K. Singh.

College principal Singh said they would write to the deputy commissioner about the damage. “It’s the same story after every election, as our building is used as a strongroom.”

About 8,000 students of the constituent college under Kolhan University are anxious to begin classes as they could not enter college for two months, a faculty member said.

Located in CH Area, Bistupur, Jamshedpur Co-operative College has four buildings — PG, main building, science block and BEd department. PG and main buildings were designated as strongroom.

The college earlier had written to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and to the Election Commission, requesting the building not be made into a strongroom but did not receive any response.



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