AMU Professor suspended for allegedly molesting Kashmiri student

KL Report

SRINAGAR

At a time when Indian Parliament is discussing issue of women’s security, one more alleged sexual harassment case has surfaced and this time a Professor in Aligarh Muslim University has reportedly harassed a Kashmiri female student sexually.

Though, Public Relations Officer of the University Dr Rahat Abrar remained tight lipped over the issue, however, the University administration while confirming the incident told Srinagar based news gathering agency, CNS that the erring Professor has been suspended and a detailed inquiry has been ordered into the matter.

According to reports, a Kashmiri female student of LLM first year registered a complaint to Dean of Law Faculty Professor Iqbal Ali Khan against chairman Law Department Professor Shabir Ahmed, alleging that she was molested by the Professor after the later called her into his chamber in context with some fault in her project paper.

The accused teaches Women and Law as well as Criminal Law and Gender Justice in the AMU.

One of the senior member from Law faculty told CNS on condition of anonymity that University Administration after taking strong note suspended the accused with immediate effect and constituted a committee to probe the matter.

He confirmed that a case has also been registered against the accused at Civil Lines police station under section 509,354(A) and 354 of the IPC.

When contacted Registrar Group Captain, Shahrukh Shamsheed said that a female professor who is currently the Chairperson Women Cell has been appointed to probe the matter. “The ‘tainted’ Professor had been suspended with immediate effect. It is not for the first time that such allegations have been leveled against the tainted Professor but in past also an enquiry committee was constituted to probe his conduct,” he said adding that the tainted professor will face the music if proven guilty.

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