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HT Correspondent
Jalandhar, February 25, 2013
In the backdrop of Delhi Police registering an FIR against seven Punjab Technical University (PTU) functionaries for cheating students, the Dal Khalsa has asked the governor and chancellor of the university Shivraj Patil to suspend vice-chancellor Rajneesh Arora from the post immediately.


Notably, the Delhi Police had registered an FIR under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating and dishonesty) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC against seven PTU officials, including the vice-chancellor, for cheating students by charging fee from them for distance education courses, which didn't have approval of the distance education council.

In a statement, group's general secretary Manjinder Singh and spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said vice-chancellor Arora should be placed under suspension till he gets a clean chit from the court.

“Irregularities and malpractices have become the order of the day in the PTU and Arora was solely responsible for ruining the image of the institution,” they said.