The Delhi High Court has asked Delhi University to reply to a plea by the suspended principal of Kirori Mal College, Bhim Sen Singh, to revoke the action against him.
The college's governing body had suspended Singh on August 1. He in his plea contended that the suspension order was illegal and biased and that the move was with a mala fide intention on the part of the university authorities.
Singh was suspended after he allegedly raised certain allegations against the college governing body chairman, Baleshwar Rai, and DU’s registrar.
The Kirori Mal College Staff Association had condemned the suspension order and its call for a mass casual leave led to showcause notices being issued against two of its members. Later, the association staged a protest against the notices.
At the executive meeting on August 9, Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) dissociated itself from Singh's remarks and demanded an impartial inquiry into his conduct.