Kolkata, Dec 30 (PTI) The West Bengal government has withdrawn the suspension of District Inspector of Schools (DI) of North Dinajpur and posted him at the headquarters of the School Education Department, an official said Sunday.

The DI was suspended following the death of two youths in a clash between the police and a mob in front of Daribhit High School in North Dinajpur on September 20.

A department official said on Sunday,

The suspension was withdrawn on Thursday and Mondal was given posting at Bikash Bhavan, the headquarters of the School Education Department here.

Mondal had been suspended after the deaths of Tapas Barman and Rajesh Sarkar, two former students of the high school, during the clash over appointment of two teachers of Urdu and Sanskrit, which was resented by students of the school as they wanted English teachers.

At a press meet after the incident, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had said the DI was being suspended with immediate effect as he failed to understand the gravity of the situation beforehand and could not communicate to the higher authorities about the urgency in recruitment of English teachers in the school.

Mondal had, however, pleaded innocence saying the appointment of teachers was done by the school education department and not him.

The official said Mondal had replied to the showcause notice issued to him after suspension and after considering all factors, the suspension was withdrawn.

He will join the new office in January.

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