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Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Four university staff suspended

Malappuram: The Calicut University on Monday suspended four employees belonging to the Calicut University Employees Union in connection with an attack on the members of a rival union a year ago. The suspension was on the basis of the recommendations made by a Syndicate subcommittee headed by T.V. Ibrahim.

A meeting of the Syndicate held on Monday decided to suspend T. Akhil Das (Assistant, Pareeksha Bhavan), V. Suresh (Groundsman, Department of Physical Education), V. Dhaniklal (Pharmacist, University Health Centre), and T. Abdul Rasheed (Assistant, Finance wing) as the sub-committee found them guilty of beating their colleagues with logs. The suspension was in accordance with the University Statute, Part 3, Chapter 4.
The employees were attacked on January 14, 2011, in the wake of a protest launched by the Calicut University Staff Organisation, against V. Stalin, a retired employee and former leader of the Employees Union, who was found coming out of the confidential room in Examination Controller's office.

Although charges of attack were slapped against eight employees, the subcommittee found four of them guilty. The university, on Saturday, had suspended an employee belonging to the Employees Union, for allegedly assaulting Vice-Chancellor M. Abdul Salam. Show-cause notices were served on 12 others.

Dr. Salam was on his way to receive Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb when a group of employees raised slogans against him and gheraoed him. E.K. Abdul Hameed, senior electrician at the electrical wing of the university, was suspended on charges of assault, abuse, and obstruction of official duty.

The Employees Union staged a dharna in front of the university administrative building on Monday in protest against the suspension. Employees Union president P. Omer and general secretary S. Sadanandan said the union members had not assaulted the Vice-Chancellor. “The story was fabricated,” they said.

A committee comprising Pro Vice-Chancellor K. Ravindranath and Syndicate member T.V. Ibrahim has begun an inquiry into the incident. The panel will submit its report in 15 days.
Courtesy: The Hindu
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