India, April 2 -- Delhi University professor GN Saibaba, sentenced to life imprisonment in 2017 by a Maharashtra court for his links with Left-wing extremist groups, was terminated from his services at Ram Lal Anand College on Thursday. While the college principal did not respond to several texts and calls seeking comment, Delhi University officials said the decision was taken as per existing rules.

In a note sent to Saibaba's family on Thursday, college principal Rajesh Gupta wrote, "The services of GN Saibaba, Assistant Professor, Ram Lal Anand College, are terminated with effect from the afternoon of 31st day of March, 2021. Three months' salary has been paid in his Savings Bank Account."

His wife Vasantha Kumari confirmed receiving ...