IMPHAL, Sept 19 - Manipur University Vice Chancellor Prof Adya Prasad Pandey, who was on leave, has been put under suspension, sources said. An order has been issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development in this regard on Monday.
According to the order, the President in his capacity as Visitor of the Manipur University on consideration of material on record and taking into account the volatile law and order situation in the campus of the University & in exercise of powers conferred on him, has placed Prof Pandey under suspension with immediate effect and till the completion of the enquiry or till further orders.
A two member enquiry committee headed by Retired Justice T Nandakumar was set up on August 17 with a view to resolve the crisis in the University campus through a HRD Ministry order.
As a result, the agitation in the university was temporarily called off on August 22 after a period of 85 days and the University started functioning from August 23 with Prof Pandey proceeding on leave.
However, the report of resuming duties by Prof Pandey from September 1 has further deteriorated the atmoshphere of the University, the order added.