Anupam Hazra in file photo.
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Bolpur: Visva-Bharati has moved a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order to reinstate Trinamool MP Anupam Hazra as a teacher.

Hazra, 36, a teacher of social work had joined Visva-Bharati at Santiniketan by availing a lean from Assam University in Silchar. Later, he gave up the post at Assam University for good and permanently settled down as an assistant professor at Visva-Bharati.

He was terminated from service at Visva-Bharati in June 2015 for allegedly failing to join duties following the lapse of an “extraordinary leave” that was granted to him after he was elected an MP in 2014 from Bolpur.

Challenging this, he moved the High Court, and last week, a single-judge bench directed Visva-Bharati to reinstate the MP as an assistant professor. But instead of following that order, the university has now challenged the same in a division bench. The hearing is likely to take place next week.

Visva-Bharati acting vice-chancellor Sabujkali Sen has confirmed the information but declined to make any further comment saying that the matter is under the purview of the court. Hazra, on his part, said that Visva-Bharati has not yet allowed him to re-join the teaching job.

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