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DU suspends G N Saibaba over arrest for 'Maoist links'

May 16, 2014 00:32 IST

The Delhi University on Thursday suspended G N Saibaba, English professor at Ram Lal Anand College, following his arrest for alleged links with Maoists.

"G N Saibaba's suspension had been recommended by the Ram Lal Anand College's governing body on Wednesday. The vice chancellor approved the suspension on Thursday," DU's media coordinator and joint dean of students' welfare Malay Neerav said.

DU Registrar Alka Sharma said the decision against Saibaba was as per the rules and his was a deemed suspension. "A public servant is deemed to have been placed under suspension if he is in police or judicial custody for a period exceeding 48 hours. It is just following of rules," she said. Asked if Saibaba's family will be asked to vacate the warden's quarter at Gwyer Hall in North Campus, Neerav said no such decision has been taken in this regard and it is too premature to comment on the matter.

The Delhi University professor was arrested by Maharashtra Police from here on charges of being a member of a banned terrorist organisation (CPI-Maoist), providing logistics and helping in recruitment for the group.

Members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s frontal wing, and Delhi University of Students' Union on Thursday staged a protest at the Arts Faculty in North Campus to demand Saibaba's suspension.

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