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Lewd email slur on teacher

Silchar, June 17: A young academic of Assam Central University, a 20-year-old institute of higher learning, was placed under suspension by the university authorities since yesterday following allegations that he had sent an email to a woman deputy librarian containing unsavoury and objectionable statements.

Registrar Niranjan Roy told this correspondent today over phone from the university campus at Dargakona, 18km from here, that vice-chancellor Somnath Dasgupta had suspended Joydeep Chakravarty, 33, an assistant professor in the department of English literature and language. A prima facie charge of cyber crime was established against him after the additional director-general of cyber crime of Assam police probed the case against him.

Roy disclosed that the cyber crime cell of Assam police’s CID department was brought into the orbit of investigation against Chakravarty after he stated that his computer was hacked and he denied having sent the email.

He said in December 2013, at a meeting of the university’s library sub-committee, Chakravarty had allegedly hurled abuses at the woman deputy librarian.

Roy said charges would be framed against Chakravarty and a three-member special probe committee constituted by the university authorities after a meeting of its executive committee on June 26.

Earlier, a committee constituted by Dasgupta and headed by pro vice-chancellor Debashish Chakavarty had investigated the accusations. But for technical reasons, the matter was referred to the cyber cell of the CID department of the state police.

The deputy librarian had also referred the case of alleged insult and use of incriminating language against her by the assistant professor to the Assam Women’s Commission, whose verdict is awaited.


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