The Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, has cancelled the candidature of the daughter of Tarn Taran senior superintendent of police Rajjit Singh, who in order to get an MBBS seat in special quota, had submitted a fake certificate that the cop has been killed in a terrorist encounter.
The decision came a few days ago, university vice-chancellor Dr SS Gill has confirmed. "It was based on the terms and conditions mentioned in the admission prospectus," he said. However, the prospectus states clearly that "any misrepresentation, false information, fake documentation and impersonation for securing admission shall be punishable under the relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code along with the cancellation of admission".
The candidate wouldn't be eligible for admission in any of the university's affiliate institutes, said the V-C. On August 10, HT had exposed how to get an MBBS seat for his daughter in terrorist-affected quota, SSP Rajjit Singh had got Hoshiarpur deputy commissioner Varun Roojam to issue the fake certificate.
The certificate was submitted to the counselling team during for the MBBS admission process at the BFUHS. The SSP's daughter wanted to take advantage of the 2% reservation for the wards of terrorism- and riot-affected people. The principal secretary (home), who is cadre-controlling authority of the SSP, had also given the officer 21 days time to explain.
After HT reported the matter, Hoshiarpur DC Roojam withdrew the certificate and suspended an official in the relief and rehabilitation branch of his office. He also ordered an investigation of the files related to similar certificates issued in the past two years.