JUDGEMENT

Title : Allahabad HC quashes sacking of Magsaysay awardee Sandeep Pandey from IIT-BHU
Author: 
Allahabad High Court
Date: 
Friday 22nd April 2016 Asia/Kolkata
Synopsis: 
The Allahabad High Court has struck down an order terminating the contract of Magsaysay awardee Sandee Pandey as a visiting faculty member by IIT-Banaras Hindu University, holding that the ex-parte action on charges like anti-national activities which have “serious aspersions” violated “the principle of natural justice”.

A division bench comprising Justices V K Shukla and Mahesh Chandra Tripathi yesterday allowed the petition filed by Pandey, who had challenged the order dated January 6, 2016 terminating his contract whereby he had been appointed a “Visiting Professor” in Department of Chemical Engineering and his tenure was to come to an end on July 30 this year.