Cuttack: In a new twist to Ravenshaw University sexual harassment case, while Vice Chancellor Prakash Chandra Sarangi said disciplinary action will be initiated soon against the female faculty member of the Hindi Department, she has alleged that the inquiry committee report is one-sided and would seek legal assistance in this regard.
The Vice Chancellor P C Sarangi clarified that based on the university’s inquiry committee report which found the complain to be untrue, action will be taken against the woman faculty member of the Hindi department for leveling false sexual harassment allegations against the Head of the Department Abhishekh Sharma.
Action will be taken for making false charges and creating undeserving hindrance in academic session under the Orissa University First statutes, 1990, he added.
Besides, a charge sheet will be filed against the woman faculty member over for making false allegations, he added.
However, the woman, a Reader in the Hindi department rubbished the inquiry committee report claiming it to be an one-sided one and alleged that there was political pressure on the varsity authorities and probe committee. She also said that she would seek legal help.
Worth recollecting, the woman Hindi Reader had lodged a complaint at the Mahila police station In Cuttack against the Department’s HOD, Abhishekh Sharma, alleging sexual harassment on November 16.
Her statement was recorded at the police station and a case against the HOD was registered under IPC sections 354-A, 323 and 307.
However, both the Reader and the HOD had previously complained against each other before the University Registrar Maheswar Agasti following which a committee was formed to investigate the allegations made by both the parties.