Nainital’s prestigious Sherwood College witnessed police deployment on its campus on Saturday midday following an Uttarakhand High Court order. The courtroom directed police to offer safety to newly appointed interim Principal Peter Emanuel at the same time as suspended principal Amandeep Sandhu refused to step down.
Administered by the Diocese of Agra, Sherwood College was based in 1869 in the lake resort Nainital. The College has had a wealthy historical past of shaping college students for the reason that 19th century and plenty of of them did nicely in numerous fields. College’s alumni embrace names like Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, Ram Kapoor, Dilip Tahil, struggle hero Field Marshal Manik Shaw, Major Somnath Sharma, sports activities character Raymond Whiteside amongst others.
The contemporary controversy triggered after principal Amandeep Sandhu was suspended earlier in October over some allegations together with monetary irregularity which Sandhu has refuted. The administration appointed Peter Emanuel as an interim principal who was previously with St. Joseph’s College.
On Saturday midday interim principal reached the varsity campus with the police. They stored on ready for Sandhu who allegedly locked his room. After ready for greater than 4 hours, all went again.
“There were some complaints against Amandeep Sandhu, therefore management took a decision. We will follow legal steps,” Amit Singh, advisor, Diocese of Agra, informed Information18.
Sandhu stated he’ll search authorized recommendation.
“This (removal) is a conspiracy against me. Four Bishops are already fighting a legal battle in court seeking ownership,” stated Sandhu as he refused to surrender.
Sherwood College hit headlines first in June 2016 after the Diocese of Agra and Diocese of Lucknow locked horns over the possession of the school. Meanwhile, police official Vijay Mehta stated the workers of the varsity didn’t let the brand new principal enter (in the principal’s room). The official stated police will act as per the courtroom’s path.
(With inputs from Virendra Bisht)