New Delhi, Apr 11 (PTI) ABVP today staged a protest at Delhi University’s North Campus demanding suspension of Chemistry department head who was allegedly involved in sexual harassment of a teacher and a student.

The students’ body submitted a memorandum to the Vice Chancellor Yogesh K Tyagi and also demanded the immediate suspension of other professors who were involved in similar cases.

“An issue has been circulated in the varsity about Chemistry department HOD and his involvement in sexual harassment of a student and a teacher. There have been several such incidents but so far no speedy inquiry or action has been taken,” said Mahamedhaa Nagar, an ABVP member and Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) Secretary in the memorandum.

DUSU demands immediate suspension of the Chemistry HOD (Head Of Department) and other professors involved in such acts, Nagar said.

However, the HOD had denied the allegations as “baseless” and told PTI that it was part of the efforts to ruin his professional life.

“I had questioned (many) teachers for their absence. My colleagues have their aspirations and they are levelling baseless allegations. How can you run a department if they do not turn up to work. They do not inform about leaves, neither do they pick up calls,” the professor had said.

“I have all documents pertaining to my questions put to the teachers. They want to create a situation like JNU. This is such a sensitive issue that even those are not related to the issue will join hands to protest because everyone has a woman in their family,” he said.

The DUSU has Congress-backed NSUI members as president and vice president, and RSS-backed ABVP members as secretary and joint secretary.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.