Govt to take action against college management: Minister

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Hyderabad, Sep 21 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Technical Education Minister R Chenga Reddy today said criminal action would be initiated against the management of Narayana Junior College on city outskirts, in which one student was killed and 28 others injured following the collapse of a parapet wall of the college.

Addressing a press conference here, he said the management was running the college without government permission. The government would take criminal action against the managemnet for running the college illegally, he added.

Mr Lokeshwar Reddy, an intermediate student, was killed and 28 were injured in the incident yesterday.

A case was already registed against the college management and the building owner, under various sections of Indian Penal Code, he said, adding, three from the college managemnet side were arrested.

He said there were 2,200 unaided private colleges with government permission in the state. But there were some unauthorised colleges also, he added.

The State Government would take strict action against them, he said.

Stating that the govenrment had ordered a detailed inquiry into the incident, he said ten inspection teams have been formed with the Revenue, Panchayat Raj and Engineering Departments to conduct inquiry into the unauthorised colleges in the state.

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