The West Bengal Human Rights Commission ordered an inquiry on Tuesday into allegations made by teachers of a city college that they were assaulted and humiliated at the college last week.
Three teachers of Milli Al-Ameen College for Girls, who were suspended for their involvement in violence inside the college premises, submitted a petition before the Commission on Monday.
The petition, signed by Baishakhi Banerjee, one of the suspended teachers, stated that the three were prevented from entering the college and were suspended without adhering to proper norms, an official of the Commission said.
“On the basis of the petition submitted by Ms. Banerjee, the WBHRC has directed the Director General of Police of the Commission’s own investigation wing to conduct an inquiry into the allegations. The report has to be submitted before the Commission in two weeks,” Joint Secretary of the Commission, Sujay Halder, told The Hindu .
The three teachers, whose suspension notice was pasted on the college gate, have alleged that the action has been taken at the behest of Trinamool Congress MP Sultan Ahmed who is also the president of the governing body of the college. The teachers have also sought intervention of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta, Suranjan Das. They have also threatened to move court if their suspensions are not revoked.