Guwahati: “Let me be an educator… Also I promise I will help my students until last breathe,” Victor Das wrote on his Facebook wall on Tuesday hours after state education department suspended him from his teacher post.
Das who was an assistant teacher of Panitema Radha Krishna Jugal Milan L.P. School in Kamrup came to limelight recently after he was arrested by Guwhati city police for claiming huge corruption in the recent recruitment of government jobs.
“This is my 1st post after I am released from custody on the interim bail by our honorable court.
I here would like to thank all the people of assam who supported me, my students and their parents …I do hereby also would like to state that I am a simple educator who just loves his students.
Let me be an educator… Also I promise I will help my students until last breathe,” he posted on Tuesday.
On September 13, the office of the district elementary education, Kamrup, in a notification stated that Victor Das has been placed under suspension considering the report of head teacher of Panitema Radha Krishna Jugal Milan L.P. School with immediate effect.
As per the Assam Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1964, anyone government servant who was detained in custody, whether on a criminal charge or otherwise, for a period exceeding 48 hours shall be deemed to have been suspended.
Though Assam police arrested him on September 9 and charged him of rumour mongering and making divisive statements, he was granted interim bail later by the Gauhati high court.
According to Das’s council, the city police could not establish the charges slapped upon him and the charges under which he was booked were ‘baseless’.
Already, Assam director general of police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta has sought answers from the Guwahati police over the controversial arrest of Victor Das.
Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta has informed that he has written to the Guwahati police seeking answers on the matter.
Earlier, he made startling claims that in the recently conducted recruitment drive by the state government, massive corruption had happened and several top people were involved in cash for job scam.
Immediately he was arrested by the city police for spreading rumours as the state government has been constantly claiming that the recent recruitments were done based on merit of the candidates and no cash for job scam has happened.
Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had told media that Das could not provide any evidence of his claims and mislead the public.
Das’s arrest led to a huge controversy as opposition parties in the state came down heavily on the state police for arresting him rather than investigating the claims. They also raised doubts over the state government’s claims of a transparent recruitment process.
The high court has asked the state police to furnish the case diary within September 29.