The Indian Institute of Management, Indore, (IIM-I) on Thursday dismissed allegations of a former chief administrative officer (CAO) that he was "mentally tortured" before being terminated from his service.
"The CAO has done a few such things that warranted his termination," Chairman, IIM-I L N Jhunjhunwala told reporters in Indore, giving reasons of sacking K R Narendra Babu.
However, he said since the matter is "under investigation," therefore, it will not be proper on his part to speak on the issue.
Babu had alleged in his complained to the National Scheduled Caste Commission and the local police that IIM-I Director, N Ravi Chandran, has sacked him on August 13 as he belongs to "reserved category" and "mentally tortured" him. The police has already initiated a probe into the complaint.
Jhunjhunwala also refuted the allegation that during Ravi Chandran's tenure, 20 employees were sacked, and claimed that only three employees were fired from the institute.
The chairman also said that from the next academic session (2010-11), the total number of seats (MBA) will be raised to 300 from the current 240.