|AAU professor suspended|
JORHAT, Sept 9 - The Assam Agricultural University (AAU) today suspended a senior professor of the university Dr Jyoti Gogoi following a candidate seeking admission to a postgraduate course this year, levelling charges of sexually harassment against him on Friday.
It may be mentioned here that the girl, also an agriculture graduate of AAU, on Friday lodged a written complaint with the Dean (Faculty of Agriculture) Dr Jayanta Deka, alleging that on Friday when she went to the cabin of Dr Gogoi in the Department of Economics and Farm Management in the Jorhat campus of the university at Borbheta here reportedly to know about the seat availability for third counselling in master's degree, Dr Gogoi sexually harassed her.
AAU Vice-chancellor (Acting) Dr Ashok Bhattacharyya, who is the Director of Research (Agriculture), told The Assam Tribune this evening that Dr Gogoi has been suspended with immediate effect from service by the AAU authorities on the basis of the report submitted by the faculty-level committee of the university headed by Dr Deka, to look into complaints of sexual harassment. Bhattacharyya said that Dr Gogoi has been suspended with immediate effect till the university’s Internal Sexual Harassment Committee, takes up the complaint and gives its opinion.