P. Samuel Jonathan
GUNTUR, February 14, 2016
Collector and District Magistrate of Guntur Kantilal Dande has been summoned by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes in the case relating to the suicide of Rohit Vemula, a Dalit research scholar of the University of Hyderabad, on January 17.
Mr. Dande is leaving for New Delhi to be present before the Commission on February 15.
The NCSC has issued notices to the Chief Secretary, Telangana, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Hyderabad, and the Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad, to be present with all relevant documents.
The NCSC decision to issue notices comes in the wake of a petition filed by Radhika Vemula, mother of Rohit, over the alleged discrimination faced by Rohit on the campus causing him to take his life.