Panjab University committee members who were allegedly misbehaved with by the principal of a Ludhiana college on May 27 have been sent a legal notice.
Guru Nanak Girls College (GNGC), Ludhiana, has in the legal notice asked the committee members to withdraw their complaint against the college principal and warned of taking further action if they didn't do so.
The committee members had alleged that GNGC principal Charanjit Mahal had misbehaved with them on May 27 and submitted a complaint in this regard to the PU vice-chancellor's (V-C) office later that day.
Committee members had alleged that Mahal had thrown her walking stick at one of them, though the member escaped unhurt.
However, the V-C office is yet to take any action in the case. Talking to HT, a committee member who did not wish to be named said, "We had not gone to the college on a personal visit, rather we were performing our duty. PU authorities need to stand by us and take action. It is really sad and in future no one would take up official assignments".
The committee members headed by Aruna Goel had visited the college on directions of the PU V-C office, after the university had received a complaint from 21 faculty members of the college, alleging harassment by college principal and management. The faculty members at PU are of the view that poor administration had led to the incident turning ugly.
Commenting on the issue, Panjab university teachers association (PUTA) president Mohammad Khalid said, "PUTA has already made its point. We have written to the PU administration on the matter. Now, it is the responsibility of the office of the dean (college development council) to intervene and resolve the issue at the earliest."