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Bihar prof, assaulted on campus, says he is targeted for varied reform initiatives

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Written by Santosh Singh
| Patna |Printed: August 31, 2020 2:18:38 am

Amrendra Narayan

Two weeks after he was assaulted by a 45-year-old “pupil chief”, Amrendra Narayan (37), an assistant professor of physics within the PG division at Veer Kunwar Singh College in Ara says he’s being focused for the reform initiatives he has taken on the college since he joined.

Narayan holds a BTech from IIT-Kanpur and a PhD diploma in nuclear physics from Mississippi State College within the US. Regardless of getting profitable job affords elsewhere, Narayan says he most well-liked to return three years in the past.

When he joined, outcomes on the college could be delayed as a result of it had no pc centre. Additionally, there have been complaints of plagiarism in PhD theses. Narayan was assigned the extra accountability of creating computational capabilities to course of and publish the examination outcomes. This helped the college save crores of rupees spent on annual contracts for computation. Narayan has additionally performed a key position in introducing plagiarism checks earlier than submission of PhD theses.

Narayan now says that behind the assault on him are individuals who would earn a living from computation contracts and facilitate PhD submissions for a value.

Narayan was attacked on August 13 by one Vivek Pandey alias Jitendra Pandey and one among his associates whereas he was popping out of the pc centre on the college.

“He didn’t clarify what he wished. When he was not allowed entry to the pc centre, he felt offended and he and his affiliate beat me up until I grew to become unconscious,” mentioned Narayan.

Narayan mentioned he didn’t lodge a police grievance the identical day as college authorities mentioned they might lodge it. On August 15, nonetheless, Pandey lodged a case in opposition to Narayan, accusing him of eve-teasing on the college campus, though no pupil had lodged any such grievance. Police later discovered the allegations to be false after recording statements of over a dozen workers members from the college.

Narayan ultimately lodged a police grievance on August 17 at Sadar police station. Based mostly on it, police filed an FIR in opposition to Pandey beneath IPC sections of 323 (inflicting damage), 341(wrongful restraint), 353 (assault) and 504 (breach of peace).

Narayan additionally accused Pandey of working a smear marketing campaign in opposition to him on social media. Pandey, who had been booked in two instances of allegedly threatening professors prior to now, is now absconding.

“Regardless of my excessive {qualifications}, I most well-liked to work in Bihar. Although a majority of individuals have been proud of my initiatives on the college, some individuals is likely to be utilizing a component like Pandey to frustrate and make me stop the establishment…” Narayan mentioned.

College proctor SP Singh mentioned, “Native police discovered the eve-teasing allegations in opposition to Narayan unfounded and motivated. We took time to lodge a grievance in regards to the assault as a result of the college was closed on August 15.”

Requested if Narayan might have been focused as a result of his initiatives damage the pursuits of individuals creating wealth, Singh mentioned, “It might be a potential cause. Vivek Pandey has taken a Grasp of Schooling examination and has been a controversial determine. We stand with Narayan.”

Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey mentioned. “The case of assault was discovered to be true. A warrant is being obtained from court docket as Pandey is absconding. We try to arrest him. The case is being monitored by the Chief Minister’s Workplace.”

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