MSU professor arrested for smearing itching herb on VC's chair

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An Associate Professor of Maharaja Sayajirao University was suspended for playing the prank

An Associate Professor of Maharaja Sayajirao University was suspended for allegdly smearing the chair of the Vice Chancellor with an itching powder in an important seminar. Police said Prof Ghanshyam Solanki, who is also the officiating HoD of Commerce and Mercantile Law had done the mischief.
The seminar was organised to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad, erstwhile ruler of princely Gaekwadi state of Baroda, who had founded the university.
According to media reports, the act resulted in a embarrassment for the Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh, who after occupying the chair, had to leave mid-way of a UGC sponsored national seminar, following severe discomfort due to the strong effect of the powder. University Registrar Amit Dholakia has also lodged a police complaint after which Solanki was arrested.
Terming the act as "shameful" aimed to tarnish the University's image, Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh said that Solanki has been suspended after his arrest. During interrogation, the accused Solanki told police that his target was not the VC, but the Dean of Law faculty S S Bhattacharya, with whom he wanted to settle some personal score.

According to reports an Associate Professor of Maharaja Sayajirao University was suspended for allegedly smearing the chair of the Vice Chancellor with a herb known for causing extreme irritation. The Fatehgunj Police said that Prof Ghanshyam Solanki, who is also the Head of Department of Commerce and Mercantile Law had done the mischief at a national seminar.

The seminar was organised to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad, erstwhile ruler of princely Gaekwadi state of Baroda, who had founded the university.

According to media reports, the act resulted in an embarrassment for the Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh, who had to leave minutes after occupying the chair following severe discomfort due to the strong effect of the herb. Following the incident, University Registrar Amit Dholakia lodged a police complaint after which Solanki was arrested.

Terming the act as shameful and aimed to tarnish the University's image, Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh said that Solanki has been suspended after his arrest. During interrogation, the accused Solanki told police that his target was not the VC, but the Dean of Law faculty S S Bhattacharya, with whom he wanted to settle some personal score.

Source: The Indian Express-www.indianexpress.com


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