Dr B. Venugopal has been the director of the Indian Museum, Calcutta, for the past several years. He responded to some of the questions put to him by Outlook’s Dola Mitra.
Irregularities in the museum are cited as one of the probable reasons for Dr Upadhyay’s disappearance. Your comments?
The question is speculative and allegations require detailed inquiry.
Was Upadhyay being pressurised to withdraw his application for the post of deputy director?
As per our records, he has not yet applied for the position.
Was he made a scapegoat for the damage of a priceless sculpture?
The committee appointed by the trustees that inquired into the ‘Lion Capital’ episode did not find fault with any official. The committee set up by the ministry of culture had held everyone collectively responsible.
Do you have any information that he was suffering from...