Yudhvir Rana, TNN | Apr 20, 2013,
Commission vice-chairman Raj Kumar, who belongs to Amritsar, said that he ordered an FIR after an inquiry report held the professor guilty of the charges.
The probe was conducted by a three-member committee comprising Dr H S Sandhu, Dr Manjit Singh Bal and Dr Anita Gupta.
According to the inquiry report, the incident happened on April 9 during a class of Harsimran Singh, an assistant professor in the ophthalmology department of GMC, Patiala.
Harsimran passed the casteist remarks against Amolpreet Singh after the student fumbled while answering the roll call.
The report states that Harsimran was taking attendance when he called for roll number 18
and Amolpreet whose roll number was 80 answered it which enraged the professor who remarked, “You bespectacled chap, stand up and get out. I am sure that only you are capable of this nonsense.”
The report says that the professor had
denied making any casteist remarks against
Raj Kumar said as many as 26 students, belonging to different castes, of the class had filed a complaint against the professor alleging that he had also asked Amolpreet about his category, PMT rank etc.
The students’ complaint quotes professor telling Amolpreet that “I have recognized you. Only an SC can do something like this.”
The commission VC said that he has also directed the Patiala police to hold an independent inquiry into the incident.
When contacted, Patiala SSP Gurmeet Singh Gill said that he has marked the inquiry to a committee headed by a police officer of the rank of DSP.
“We will take action after receiving the report,” said the SSP.
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