A professor of Barkatullah University here has been suspended after he was allegedly found drunk on duty.

Head of Department of Physics, S. P. Sanyal has been suspended and a departmental inquiry ordered against him, University Registrar Sanjay Prakash Tiwari said on Saturday.

Mr. Sanyal was found in an inebriated condition when a group of girl students along with some media persons went to his office on Thursday to complain about sexual harassment on the university campus, the Registrar said.

“Mr. Sanyal’s conduct was found to be bad and his suspension was ordered,” Mr. Tiwari said.

After the departmental inquiry, action would be taken against Mr. Sanyal for indiscipline, the Registrar said.

Meanwhile, Higher Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma has ordered a high-level inquiry into the complains about sexual harassment on the university campus. - PTI