22 MBBS students from the Kakatiya Medical College in Warangal were suspended on Wednesday on charges of drinking alcohol on campus.
According to reports, the students were placed under suspension till December 4, for allegedly creating a ruckus on campus during the birthday celebration of a student, earlier this week.
The warden, who saw that the students were drunk, alerted principal Dr V Chandrashekar, who issued notices to them, asking for an explanation.
There were also reports doing the rounds that the students may have been smoking marijuana. However, the college administration dismissed them as rumours.
"I personally visited the hostel room where the birthday party was going on and I did not come across any traces of ganja being used or kept. The students were in an inebriated condition and were making noises" Dr Chandrashekar claimed.
â€śThe principal informed us that the students consumed liquor on the campus. According to his version, there was no incident of ganja consumption on the campus. But, we will probe into the matter," Warangal Police Commissioner G Sudheer Babu told reporters.
â€śWe have constituted an inquiry committee to look into the matter. The committee will submit its report by December 5. We will take further action after we receive the report,â€ť the Principal told DC.
In August this year, officials of the Telangana Excise department nabbed two final year students pursuing their BTech at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal,and seized five blots of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) from them.
The police said that they were placing orders on the Darknet, and the drugs were being delivered by post.
â€śThe drugs were delivered to one of the studentâ€™s house in Kothapet in Hyderabad. Based on specific information, the duo was nabbed in Warangal and LSD was seized from them. They are selling the LSD blots at Rs 2,000 per blot and were also sending them to other cities also,â€ť Excise Deputy Commissioner (Warangal Division), R Suresh, told PTI.