V-C stalling probe, so send him on leave: Lokayukta tells CM

He said the committee found that three departments, namely engineering, information and communications and biotechnology, have 1,800 students and 60 teachers. On the other hand, two departments, namely Buddhist studies and civilisation and law, justice and governance, have only five students studying there but as many as 40 teachers, he said.

Mehrotra has also recommended the removal of Ravindra Pratap, Dean at the School of Law, Justice and Governance, and Anand Singh, Dean at the School of Buddhist Studies and Civilisation, till the completion of inquiry. Mehrotra said that he had also asked the CM to increase the tenure of the two-member committee till February 28.

LU student suspended

A Lucknow University student was suspended on Friday after he and his friend allegedly beat up another student, university proctor Pawan Aggarwal said. Around 4 pm, one Ganesh Pratap Singh and Shatrughan Yadav, both BA third-year students, allegedly beat up Atul Kumar Singh at the canteen with cricket stumps.

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