<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An assistant professor in MKCG Medical College and Hospital at Berhampur was arrested by anti-corruption vigilance wing in Odisha for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a man for conducting operation and treating his newborn.A trap was laid in which Dr Arun Kumar Das, Assistant Professor, Paediatric Surgery was caught red handed on Friday by vigilance officers for demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs 10,000 from complainant Suraj Chouhan of Nabarangpur district, a vigilance release said.The complainant had alleged that his newborn required an operation and treatment and he had requested Das for performing the operation and proper treatment but the doctor demanded Rs10,000 for the purpose, it said.A trap was laid on Friday and the accused was caught red handed in his chamber in the Paediatric Department of MKCG Medical College & Hospital, Berhampur by the Vigilance Officers of Berhampur Division, while accepting the bribe from Chouhan, it said.Das was arrested and forwarded to court on which remanded him to judicial custody, the release added.
The principal of DU’s Swami Shraddhanad College on Monday alleged he was assaulted by a member of its faculty even as the institution’s governing body appointed a new chairman and principal.Some teachers of the college accused former acting principal Praveen Garg of assaulting present principal AN Jha at the college gate. “A meeting of the governing body was convened, but the current chairman claimed there wasn’t any meeting. Jha was at the college gate to tell members there was no meeting when he was attacked by Garg. We have informed police,” said Suraj Yadav, a teacher at the college.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Garg, meanwhile, denied having attacked Jha and said that the Vice Chancellor had sent a letter on February 26 calling a governing body meeting to appoint a new chairman and recommend the name of the senior-most teacher as the principal of the college.VK Bhasin was elected the new chairman while Pankaj Bhan was appointed acting principal, he added. DCP (Outer) Vikramjit Singh said police have received a complaint from the principal’s office and they are looking into it.