Director of Indian Museum B Venugopal, whose one-year tenure in the 200-year-old museum was marked with controversies and disappearance of museum conservation officer and a whistle blower Sunil Upadhyay, has put in his papers to West Bengal Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi, the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT).
Ashok Tripathy, museum spokesperson, told The Indian Express: “I don’t know whether you can call it resignation or not. But, the fact is since his one-year lien has expired in December he has asked the chairman BOT what he should do… Either he should quit or stay? He wants to know what the government would like to do with him. And the Governor has sent it to the ministry of culture.’’
A few months ago, Venugopal was questioned by the West Bengal CID on the disappearance of Upadhyay.