The High Court on Tuesday asked the authorities concerned of Dhaka University (DU) to reinstate its Sociology department Professor Shahadat Hossain, who was suspended on charge of sexual harassment, UNB reports.
The bench of Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Faruque came up with the verdict after hearing a writ petition filed by Prof Shahadat challenging the legality of DU authorities’ decision to dismiss him.
Advocate Anik R Haq and Tahsina Tasnim stood for the teacher while Advocate AFM Mejbah Uddin represented the DU.
With the order, there is no legal bar for Prof. Shahadat to continue his job.
Earlier, on March 6, the authorities concerned of DU suspended Prof. Shahadat Hossain following an allegation of sexual harassment.
On March 9, Prof. Shahadat Hossain filed a writ petition challenging the suspension order.
According to the writ petition, the DU authorities suspended the teacher without issuing any show cause notice to him which is contradictory to the law.