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Kolkata: Calcutta University (CU) has suspended a Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) leader from studies for two years for slapping a college teacher earlier this year.

The decision was taken in a meeting of Calcutta University’s syndicate today. According to vice-chancellor Sonali Chakraborty, Gaurav Dutta Mustafi has been suspended for two years from pursuing any studies under CU. The certificate course in Spanish language that he was pursuing also has been cancelled.

Mustafi, a TMCP leader, had slapped Rajabazar Science College’s chemical engineering teacher Bhaskar Chandra Das demanding qualifying marks for some failed students owing allegiance to the student union. This happened earlier in February this year.

Das subsequently lodged an FIR at Amherst Street police station. Mustafi surrendered at Bankshall Court in the city and was released on bail.

Education minister Partha Chatterjee invited assaulted teacher Das for a meeting. After this the minister said that the party does not support such action by any of his frontal organisation leaders. This sent out a signal to CU that they can act against Mustafi.

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