Student union demands removal of Rajiv Gandhi Univ's V-C

The M P Bezbaruah fact-finding committee set up on a directive by President Pratibha Patil to probe an associate professor's allegations that Belliappa had sent her an email with "lewd and objectionable content", had submitted a report to the ministry this month.

"We strongly feel that after the report, the ministry should immediately sack Belliappa on the basis of the findings," RGUSU president Mohan Gyadi said in a statement.

He alleged that some bureaucrats at the ministry were trying to hush up the report.
The associate professor on April 3 this year had filed an FIR against Belliappa in Itanagar, in which she also alleged that someone had hacked her email account and sent "objectionable" messages to Belliappa and 20 others.

Belliappa, who is currently on a leave since the incident took place in the varsity, had earlier said he had received an email from the professor and replied to it.
After the FIR was filed, Belliappa was arrested and later released on bail.

"Since the charge of misconduct has been established by the committee, it may not be tenable for Belliappa to continue. The Visitor should ask him to put in his papers," Gyadi added.

The students of the university have been demanding Belliappa's resignation.
The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU), All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) including Rajiv Gandhi University Teachers' Association (RGUTA) and Rajiv Gandhi University non-teaching Employees' Association (RGUNTEA) have demanded his resignation.

The University, set up in 1985 as a state varsity was converted to a central university in April 2007. Belliappa had joined the University the same year.

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