August 28, 2002, Chandigarh, India
Uneasy calm at NIT
Hamirpur, August 27
Police personnel were, however, seen at the entrance of the institute and were supervising the law and order situation on the campus. Teaching work has also been discontinued.
The teachers’ association held a meeting today under the chairmanship of Mr Sushil Chauhan and demanded immediate revocation of the suspension orders of Mr P.K. Sood, chief warden of the institute, within the next 24 hours and identification of those responsible for damaging the government and private properties. The association alleged that the police had acted in a partisan manner and the property was damaged in their presence.
Mr Chauhan said all teachers had decided to resign from the posts related to extra-curricular activities.
The non-teaching employees of the institute has also condemned the suspension of Mr Sood.
Dr S.K. Bhowmick, acting Director of the institute, said no unwanted incident took place on the campus since yesterday. He said only non-teaching activities were going on in the institute as the institute had been closed for an indefinite period.
He said almost all students had vacated the hostels and only those from foreign countries were staying in the hostels.
Meanwhile, students have demanded action against four other teachers of the institute who along with Mr Sood had allegedly beaten up the students.
In a statement released to the Press under the banner of the NIT Students Union, they have demanded facility of re-evaluation, appointment of a regular Director for the institute and auditing of the funds for the hostels.
Addressing a press conference here today, Mrs Anita Verma, vice-president of the Himachal Congress, and Mr Kuldip Singh Pathania, former MLA, demanded a judicial probe.
Meanwhile, the state government has appointed Mr Balbir Badaliya, ADM, Hamirpur, as the inquiry officer.
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