Satyapal Rajput, Raipur. A hearing was held in the court on the petition filed regarding the dismissal of Professor Dr. Shahid Ali of Kushabhau Thakre Journalism University. The court has ruled not to give interim relief to Shahid Ali. While taking action regarding the dismissal of Dr. Ali, the University Executive Council has given him a notice of 15 days to present his case. It has also ordered to take immediate action against former state president of ABVP and KTU professor Dr. Ashutosh Mandavi and Sanjay Dwivedi.
Avesh Tiwari, a member of the University Working Council, told that the three-member inquiry committee, including Dr. Rammohan Pathak, had examined Dr. Shahid Ali’s document has been told to be fake. In the emergency meeting of the Working Council, it has been decided to dismiss Dr. Shahid Ali with immediate effect and register a criminal case. The notice has been issued after the decision of the Executive Council. Answer has been sought from Dr. Shahid Ali within 15 days in the fake document case. Along with this, an order has been given to take immediate action against Dr. Ashutosh Mandavi.
Working Council member Avesh Tiwari told that we suddenly got information about the working council meeting. The Vice Chancellor had called an emergency meeting, the agenda of which we did not know and when the members of the Council reached there, the agenda was again told. In fact, there is a serious matter of getting job in the University of Journalism on the basis of fake documents. During 2008-9, when the Bharatiya Janata Party was in power in Chhattisgarh, all these appointments were made during that time. The surprising thing was that Sanjay Dwivedi, currently the director of IIMC, had left. Dr. Shahid Ali and Ashutosh Mandavi are the same.
Tiwari said, senior journalist Dr. Ram Mohan Pathak and two other people are in the three-member inquiry committee. According to the committee, all the documents and experience certificates are fake. On the basis of this, he has recommended that legal action should be taken against Dr. Sanjay Dwivedi, Dr. Shahid Ali, Ashutosh Mandavi. Along with it, it was also said that by taking immediate action in this, the service of Dr. Shahid Ali should be terminated immediately.
Avesh Tiwari said, the council has decided that accepting the report of the inquiry committee, it should be implemented immediately. We have taken a decision that immediate termination notice should be given to Dr. Shahid Ali. Along with this, legal action should be taken against Sanjay Dwivedi and Dr. Shahid Ali. The decision of the Council is a very big decision and it is the final decision. The campus itself is an authority. When the campus has passed an order unanimously, it cannot be challenged like this. I came to know that Dr. Shahid Ali had gone to the court. The court has refused to grant stay.
Let us tell you that NSUI national convenor Honey Bagga had complained to the Vice Chancellor against former ABVP state president and KTU professor Ashutosh Mandavi. He handed over the memorandum and told that Dr. Ashutosh Mandavi had violated the code of conduct during the elections. The Vice Chancellor had assured action in this matter.