DU College Asks GN Saibaba not to Visit Campus Citing Law and Order Problems

He had written to college requesting for reinstatement of his services following which the GB has constituted a one-member committee to look into the issue.

Published: 28th April 2016 09:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th April 2016 09:44 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: DU professor G N Saibaba, who is out on bail in a case of alleged Maoist links, has been asked by Ram Lal Anand College to not enter college without prior permission as it creates "law and order" problems.

In a letter sent to Saibaba, college principal Vijay Sharma has termed his recent visits to college "unauthorised and unwarranted conduct" and has warned him of action.

"It has come to our knowledge that you have entered the classrooms of the college and held interactive session with the students. The Governing Body (GB) has taken serious note of your unauthorised conduct of entering the classes during suspension without any written permission," the letter said.

"Your entry inside the class is unwarranted as during suspension you are not required to teach the students. You are directed not to enter the college without permission as it creates law and order problems.

"Violation of this will be treated as misconduct and interference in activities of the college and you shall be liable for further action for the same," it added.

An English professor at Ram Lal Anand College, Saibaba was suspended from DU following his arrest by Maharashtra Police in 2014 for alleged Maoist links. He was lodged in Nagpur Central Jail for 14 months and granted bail in July 2015 after the court noticed his deteriorating health condition.

However, the bail was cancelled and he was re-arrested in December last. The Supreme Court had earlier this month granted him bail saying Maharashtra government has been "extremely unfair" to him.

He had written to college requesting for reinstatement of his services following which the GB has constituted a one-member committee to look into the issue.

While the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) is supporting the 90 per cent disabled professor on the issue of reinstatement, a group of students led by members of ABVP is opposing it claiming the move will have a "bad influence" on students.

Saibaba, had visited the college thrice last week, once to submit his letter and twice to attend a two-day college event. His visits were met with protests from members of ABVP who allegedly tried to attack him.

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