He, however, alleged that the allegation against him was a motivated move by students with vested interests. The professor said, "I resigned on moral grounds. I am outraged because of this mala fide, motivated move, trying to malign my character. I feel mentally harassed."
The students of the university's School of Life Sciences (SLS) have called a march to the Vasant Kunj police station at around 9 pm today, demanding the arrest of the professor.
An FIR has been filed against the professor at the Vasant Kunj police station, following the allegation of sexual harassment.
The university administration, in a statement, said, "A few students of the School of Life Sciences of JNU met the top administrative officials and verbally expressed their grievances against a professor. They were assured that the administration will look into their grievances. The professor, against whom such a complaint has been made, has in the meantime tendered his resignation from his administrative positions."
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