PEC Deputy Director under Interrogation as Professor files Police Complaint
Punjab Engineering College (PEC) University of Technology, female professor has filed a police complaint, accusing deputy director of the institute of harassing her. The professor accused the director of using obscene remarks on her. An inquiry has been ordered in the issue.
According to the victim, she has been sexually harassed by PEC’s deputy director A M Kalra, a professor in the civil engineering department. She has also named Manoj Datta, director of PEC, for shielding Kalra as instead of taking action against the accused, he resorted to motivate the victim to take back the complaint. The victim has also mentioned that despite filing complaint against Kalra in 2010, Manoj Datta did not take any action against him.
Kalra is also harassing other female staff and students of the institute. A similar case, which was filed be a female student, is still pending against him in a court. Kalra used obscene and sexually tainted words against me. By offering temptation of important official charges and in the guise of horoscope consultation in his office, this widower tried to gain my proximity.On not being successful to allure me into his evil plans, he threatened me and misused his official position to harass and victimize me at workplace, the victim added. Meanwhile, when contacted Datta expressed ignorance over this issue and refused to comment.