CU student expelled for slapping professor
Kolkata: The Calcutta University (CU) syndicate on Monday expelled Gourav Dutta Mustafi from the university for a period of two years. He was accused of slapping a professor on the Rajabazar campus of the varsity on February 7.
"He will not be able to pursue any course in the varsity for a period of two years and at the same time will not be allowed to continue the certificate course in Spanish that he was doing," a syndicate member said on conditions of anonymity.
It may be mentioned that the CU syndicate had earlier showcaused Mustafi and asked him to file a reply within 15 days.
His reply was found to be unsatisfactory. Mustafi had allegedly slapped Bhaskar Chandra Das, an associate professor of Chemical Engineering department on February 7 while protesting against low marks secured by a section of students.
As per the complaint of Das, the incident happened while he was working in his room on the Rajabazar Science College campus. He was also allegedly threatened with rustication from the department and varsity and withholding his pension. The incident went on for nearly two hours and finally with the intervention of some senior administrative officials and professors the agitators were pacified.
The professor had further alleged abuse in the filthiest of language. He also lodged a complaint with Amherst Street police station urging police to take necessary action against Mustafi and treat his complaint as an FIR. He also met state Education minister Partha Chatterjee in the state Assembly and narrated the entire incident following which Chatterjee assured him of action against Mustafi.