Two DU teachers suspended over brawl,judicial inquiry ordered

After a showdown at a college staff association on August 27,two teachers were beaten up allegedly by their colleagues.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 16, 2013 1:28:47 am

Over a month after four teachers came to blows at Delhi University’s Hindu College,the college governing body on Tuesday suspended two teachers for their alleged involvement in the case. The suspension of the two teachers — one from the English department and the other from the Physical Education department — will hold till a judicial inquiry is conducted,college officials said.

After a showdown at a college staff association on August 27,two teachers were beaten up allegedly by their colleagues. While police had been informed and the two injured teachers were rushed to Hindu Rao Hospital,no FIR was registered.

Following a complaint from its teachers,the Hindu College governing body constituted a fact-finding committee to look into the matter. “The committee report found the two teachers responsible for the incident. Keeping in mind the recommendations of the committee,the governing body passed a resolution,” S N Punj,a governing body member,said.

According to college officials,the resolution passed by the governing body asked the teachers to provide an explanation regarding their involvement in the case. It also directed a judicial inquiry to be conducted under a retired judge.

“Showcause notices were issued to the two teachers asking them to explain their position,” Punj said.

A section of teachers at the college,however,cried foul over the manner in which the suspension order had been issued. “The last date for replying to the showcause notices was extended till October 25. But the suspension order was issued before that,” one of the teachers said.

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