Delhi University suspends professor for ‘sexual harassment’

By Express press service

NEW DELHI: The University of Delhi on Thursday suspended an associate professor at the College of Vocational Studies for allegedly “sexually harassing” several female teachers, sources said. The decision came after the college’s governing body recommended his suspension at a meeting on Wednesday.

Manmohan Bhasin’s suspension was approved by Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh, sources familiar with the matter said. However, Bhasin said he had received no such suspension letter. “I haven’t received any suspension letters yet, so I have nothing to comment on that,” Bhasin said.

An associate professor at the College of Vocational Studies (CVS) said there have been several cases
of sexual harassment against Bhasin. The governing body set up an internal complaints committee after three female teachers, one from Ramjas College and two from CVS, filed sexual harassment complaints against it, said the professor who did not wish to be named.

“He began to interfere with the investigation of the case and abused and misbehaved with teaching and non-teaching staff. This is why the board of directors decided to suspend it,” the professor said.

NEW DELHI: The University of Delhi on Thursday suspended an associate professor at the College of Vocational Studies for allegedly “sexually harassing” several female teachers, sources said. The decision came after the college’s governing body recommended his suspension at a meeting on Wednesday. Manmohan Bhasin’s suspension was approved by Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh, sources familiar with the matter said. However, Bhasin said he had received no such suspension letter. “I haven’t received any suspension letters yet, so I have nothing to comment on that,” Bhasin said. An associate professor at the College of Vocational Studies (CVS) said there have been several cases of sexual harassment against Bhasin. The governing body set up an internal complaints committee after three female teachers, one from Ramjas College and two from CVS, filed sexual harassment complaints against it, said the professor who did not wish to be named. “He began to interfere with the investigation of the case and abused and misbehaved with teaching and non-teaching staff. This is why the board of directors decided to suspend it,” the professor said.

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