Accused of 'vulgar' talk, Rohru govt college principal suspended

Shimla, December 27

Officiating principal of Government Post Graduate College, Seema, Rohru, was on Monday suspended for indulging in vulgar talk with a girl student and disciplinary proceedings against him are being contemplated by the Education Department.

Following a complaint by the girl student and the women cell of the college, an FIR for sexual harassment and stalking was registered against the accused, Brijesh Chauhan, under Sections 354A and 354D of the IPC at the Rohru police station.

The incident occurred when the student approached the principal for filling the scholarship form and the latter asked her to call him. When she called the principal, he started vulgar talk and irritated by the behaviour, the girl recorded the conversation and made a complaint to the women cell of the college.

Objectionable comments about the staff were also made in the conversation. The department had received verbal complaints about the principal's behaviour in the

past too, but this time the matter is serious and demanded action, said Education Director Amarjeet Sharma.

As per the order of Secretary (Education) Rajeev Sharma, the headquarter of the officiating principal will be at the SCERT, Solan, during the suspension period. — TNS

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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