Nalgonda: In a sensational case, students of a private engineering college in Suryapet found 12 bundles of ganja weighing 100 kg tucked under a bed in one of the rooms of the boys hostel on Thursday.
On receiving the information, police rushed to the boys hostel of Gayathri Junior College, located on 16 feet road in the town and seized the material. The police suspect the role of hostel warden Linga Naik, who is at large.
According to students, some unidentified persons placed the 12 bundles wrapped up in a newspaper under their beds while they were attending classes in the afternoon. When questioned, the hostel warden told them that the bundles were question papers. Driven by curiosity, the students opened the package and to their shock, realised it was ganja. They immediately informed the leaders of students’ union.
The TGVP leaders reached the hostel at 11:30 pm on Wednesday and staged dharna in front of the hostel. On receiving information about the incident, police rushed to the spot and seized the ganja. An autorickshaw, which was registered under Mahabubabad address and parked in front of the hostel, was also seized by the police.
According to sources, brother of the hostel warden brought the ganja to the hostel in the autorickshaw. The hostel warden and his brother escaped from the scene after students found out that the package contained ganja.
On direction of the district Collector K Srendra Mohan, the District Intermediate Education Officer inspected the college. Speaking to the media, he told that a report would be submitted to the district Collector on the matter in a couple of days and stringent action would be taken on those who were involved in the matter.
A case has been registered and investigation is on. The correspondence of the College, Mallikarjna made it clear that they don’t have any link with the issue. He assured that they would cooperate with the police in investigation of the case.