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Indian Statistical Institute chief Bimal Roy removed from his post

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ISI, indian statistical institute, ISI news, Bimal roy, ISI chief Bimal roy, Bimal roy removed, Bimal roy removed from post, india news On June 8, the appointment of Bandyopadhyay as director from August 1, 2015 by the ISI Council was accepted by the government which directed that disciplinary action may be taken against Bimal Roy.

Bimal Roy, Director of the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) has been removed from the post on apprehension that he may indulge in indiscipline and mischief including financial impropriety.

The removal by the central government comes less than two months before the end of his tenure on July 31. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Director-designate, who is at present on the faculty of the ISI, has been asked to discharge all administrative, financial and other duties of Director
till July 31. She will take over as Director from August 1.

On June 8, the appointment of Bandyopadhyay as director from August 1, 2015 by the ISI Council was accepted by the government which directed that disciplinary action may be taken against Bimal Roy.

Roy could not be reached for his reaction. The order said the whole matter was comprehensively deliberated and it was found “indiscipline is evident on the part of the present director Bimal Roy.”

“A number of general and specific matters of financial and administrative irregularities which show the direct or supervisory responsibilities for acts of omission or commission on the part of the present Director, Prof Bimal Roy are available in the Ministry in various files on the different subjects.

“There is justified and reasonable apprehension that the present Director, Prof Bimal Roy may indulge in propagation of indiscipline and mischief, including acts of administrative and financial impropriety in the interregnum up to 31st July 2015 (before the new Director, Prof S Bandyopadhyay takes charge on 1st August 2015),” the order said.

Police registers cases against 100 CISF personnel over Kozhikode airport clash

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kharipur, Kharipur airport, Kharipur airport fight, Police fight in kharipur, jawan dead in airport, jawan shot dead in kharipur, CISF, AAI, india news The Kozhikode International Airport is at Karippur in Kerala.

Police have registered cases against 100 CISF personnel in connection with the clashes at Karipur airport between central security personnel and Airport Authority of India (AAI) staff, leading to the death of a jawan on June 10.

The cases were registered on the basis of a complaint by Airport Authority of India, police sources told PTI.

No arrests have been made so far. Police had earlier arrested 9 AAI officials who were produced in court on Saturday and remanded to judicial custody till June 27. They were arrested on a complaint from CISF commander Biju.

Meanwhile, airport sources denied reports of mass transfer of CISF personnel from here to Bengaluru. “No one has been transferred after the case,” the sources said.

A section of the media had reported that 100 CISF personnel posted at the airport had been transferred to Bengaluru in the aftermath of the violence.

After the violence, the airport had been temporarily closed following which flights were diverted to Nedumbassery airport in Kochi on the night of June 10. The flight operations resumed the next day.
Meanwhile, police said no case had been registered against CISF Sub Inspector Sitaram Choudhary whose pistol accidentally went off in the melee leading to the death of constable S S Yadav.

Choudhary is undergoing treatment at a hospital here. “As of now, no particular case has been registered against Sitaram Choudhary. We are perusing all the details available”, Kondotty Police Inspector B Santosh, the investigating officer, told PTI.