HC orders release of former DU VC Deepak Pental

HC orders release of former DU VC Deepak Pental

Hours after former Delhi University vice chancellor Deepak Pental was sent to Tihar jail in a plagiarism case, the Delhi High Court Monday ordered his "immediate release".

Pental was sent to jail by a trial court, but the high court ordered his release.

Professor Pental was arrested on a petition by Professor Pardha Saradhi, who had accused him of plagiarising his paper on biotechnology and also illegally using cobalt, a chemical substance, from the university's science lab.