Pune: A 43-year-old professor at Symbiosis Colleges of Arts and Commerce (SCAC) on Thursday, 3 August has been arrested by the Pune police for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by making ‘objectional remarks about Hindu deities’ during a class.
Ashok Sopan Dhole, teaches Hindi at SCAC, located on Senapati Bapat Road was arrested by the Deccan Gymkhana police.
The arresting has taken place after a 30-year-old Ravindra Padwal, identified himself as a member of an organisation named Samast Hindu Bandhav, lodged a complaint.
As reported by The Quint, FIR mentioned that Dhole made hurtful remarks about Hinduism during a class 12 lectures on 25 July.
“The accused has insulted Hindu religion and has intentionally hurt religious sentiments, mine and those of others,” the FIR, registered on the basis of Palwal’s complaint, read.
ABVP lodged complaint against Symbiosis professor:
Meanwhile, Senior Inspector Vipin Hasabnis of Deccan Gymkhana police station said that representatives of various Hindu organisations including the ABVP approached them with a complaint on Wednesday, 2 August.
“They showed the video of the incident,” he was quoted by several reports.
Symbiosis suspended professor
A day before the arrest, the professor was suspended from the education institution, as well after several students reached out to the management complaining about his remark.