Rajiv Gandhi University Vice-Chancellor resigns

Last Updated: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 16:47

Itanagar: The vice-chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi
University here Prof K C Belliappa has resigned after a fact
finding committee found of guilty of sending a "lewd" email to
a senior faculty member of the varsity.

Belliappa has sent his resignation to President Pratibha
Patil on December 31, which has been accepted by Patil, the
Visitor of the Central varsity with immediate effect, official
sources said on Saturday.

The fact-finding committee constituted by the Union HRD
ministry to probe the charges levelled against Belliappa had
found evidence that he had actually sent an email with "lewd
and objectionable content" to a senior faculty member, the
sources said.

The fact-finding exercise was conducted by a single-member
committee of former bureaucrat M P Bezbaruah to probe
allegations of misconduct against Belliappa. Bezbaruah had
submitted his report to the Union Human Resource Ministry in
early December.

The associate professor had filed an FIR against Belliappa
in Itanagar on April 3 last year, in which she also alleged
that someone had hacked her email account and sent
"objectionable" messages to Belliappa and 20 others.

Belliappa had earlier said he had received an email from
the woman professor and had replied to it.

Belliapa was arrested by the Special Investigating Team of
the state police following an FIR lodged by the associate
professor accusing him of sending `objectionable` email that
reportedly purports to internet crime.


First Published: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 16:47

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