The case has been filed by Subrahmanyam Saderla, an assistant professor of the Aerospace Department, against four of his colleagues -- professors Ishan Sharma, Sanjay Mittal, Rajeev Shekhar and Chandrashekhar Upadhyaya -- accusing them of making casteist comments.
The Board of Governors has already found the quartet guilty of mocking, mental torture and intimidation.
He joined IIT-K as assistant professor this January 1, he told the police in his complaint.
He went on to allege that during a symposium on January 4, Sanjay Mittal made a derogatory comment on him after which his appointment was questioned.
He had thereafter made a complaint to the state SC/ST Commission which was heard on April 10 and orders were issued against the four professors.
The accused professors however went to the High Court where the obtained a stay.
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