The BHU Chief Proctor submitted his resignation to Vice-Chancellor GC Tripathi on Tuesday. Taking moral responsibility, BHU Chief Proctor O N Singh tendered his resignation to the Vice-chancellor which has been accepted.
The move comes on same day after the Uttar Pradesh government ordered a judicial inquiry into the violence on the campus of the Banaras Hindu University.
A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a lathicharge by the police in BHU where a protest on Saturday night against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent.
"A judicial inquiry has been ordered into the incidents," UP government spokesperson and cabinet minister Srikant Sharma had said.
#BHUClash: Taking moral responsibility BHU Chief Proctor ON Singh submitted resignation to VC GC Tripathi, last night; it has been accepted.— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 27, 2017
He was speaking to mediapersons after a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
Sharma, however, did not elaborate as to whether the probe would be conducted by a retired or sitting judge.
The violence erupted after some students, protesting against the incident on Thursday, wanted to meet the varsity's vice-chancellor at his residence.