Cuttack: In a severe jolt to the head of Urology Department of SCB Medical College, the High Court today directed Odisha Health Department to remove him following repeated allegations brought by the students against him.
Hearing a petition, the court has asked Health secretary to replace Professor Dateswar Hota within 10 days. The court has also made clear that Hota will be out of any examination affair.
On the other hand, Hota reacted that he had suo motu requested the Court to give up the post.
Hota was in the eye of storm after some students alleged that he engaged them to work in his private clinic. He also allegedly threatened to cut marks in examination, they had alleged.
Students had resorted to strike demanding his removal in the college campus.