DU teachers demand VC's resignation and legal action against him

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New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): The Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) staged a demonstration here on Wednesday demanding the resignation of Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental over the radiation leak fiasco.

They also sought a probe into the incident that killed one person and caused radioactive burn injuries to seven others.

The protest by the teachers came a day after the Delhi University Students Union had demanded that Vice Chancellor Pental should step down from his post and a police case be lodged against him for acts of negligence.

Earlier, the DUTA had written a letter to the President Pratibha Devisingh Patil seeking the removal of Pental and following that an immediate fair and impartial inquiry be conducted into the incident.

Speaking to reporters, Aditya Narayan Mishra, President of DUTA termed the Vice Chancellor of being the epicentre of this crime.

"The prima-facie has been established that the cobalt 60 radioactive metal was sold after Vice Chancellor signed and endorsed its disposal. He only constituted the committee to oversee the sale of the Cobalt 60. He is the epicentre of all this crime and everything was being done with his consent. That is why we demand his resignation," Mishra added. (ANI)

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