Former national shooter Resham Thakur, 52, who now works as an architect in Mumbai and has also enrolled in the five-year law course at People's Education Society's Law College in Dadar, has complained against the institute and the principal for victimising him for the past one year by deliberately failing him in exam.
His letter, sent to over 20 different authorities, including the Mumbai police commissioner, Dadar police station, chief justice of Bombay high court, human rights commission, chief minister, University Grants Commission, vice chancellor of Mumbai university and Bar Council of India on May 9, states that principal Vaishali Gurav failed him in the first-year exam conducted in 2013 and, subsequently, in supplementary exams because he has been raising his voice against lack of facilities and good teachers in the college.
First- and second-year exams in the five-year course are conducted at colleges on behalf of the university.
Accusing university officials of not acting on his complaints, Thakur told dna, "I sent many letters to the VC and other officials, but all of them fell on deaf years. That's why I approached higher-ups. I want an inquiry into victimisation and vendetta pursued against me by Mrs. Gurav, rogue teachers and rogue students of the college. A revaluation and reassessment of my shoddily evaluated Logic-I (December 2013 exam paper) and previous Logic-I exam papers should also be done."
Gurav, however, rubbished all allegations and said,"He is a 52-year-old student and has nothing substantial to do in life. He has been arrested in the past for illegal possession of arms, which we didn't know before admission. The answer sheets are masked and coded and assessed at other centres. Hence, his claim that he was being deliberately failed doesn't hold water."
She also claimed that the college is one of the best having all facilities and NET-SET qualified teachers and caters to mainly old mill workers' children.
"We even allowed him to submit the fee in instalments due to his poor economic condition. Our anti-ragging committee, which inquired into his allegations, has found that he needs psychiatric treatment," Gurav added.
Thakur, however, claimed that the anti-ragging probe was shoddy, and demanded a fresh one.