Agri university professor suspended after allegations of sexual harassment
Officials said on Saturday that police had arrested a professor at an agricultural university in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir after a student said he had sexually harassed her.
Officials say that the accused professor was taken into custody late Friday night. Agri News | If govt approves GM mustard, agri women workers in rural may suffer – SC
After protests broke out at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) at its Wadura campus in the north Kashmir district on Friday night, the accused person was suspended from his job and an investigation was opened against him.
The accused person is the head of the university’s division of agriculture extension and communication, so the students wanted him to be punished severely.
The police also opened a case at the Bomai police station and started looking into it. The suspect was then arrested late Friday night and is still in police custody, the officials said.
In an order sent out on Friday, the university’s registrar said that the accused person has been put on immediate suspension.
‘He must stay attached to KVK, Pombai, and Kulgam,’ said the order. Agri News | PM Modi highlights the contribution of women to India’s dairy sector at IDF WDS