Undeterred by charges levelled by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar, Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, the suspended vice-chancellor of SGPC-run Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, on Thursday said, "I fear an attack.And if such a thing happens, the SGPC president will be directly liable."
He also sought to suggest a link between last year's attack on him and Makkar's actions against him.
Ahluwalia demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against himself and Makkar. "The malpractices of Avtar Singh Makkar have brought the university, the dream project of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, to the stage of collapse," read a press statement signed by Ahluwalia.
Besides raking up the issue of the alleged 92 illegal appointments in the university, Ahluwalia also alleged that the SGPC president, who is chancellor of the university, forced the authorities to make a student sit for an exam.
"Makkar will be criminally liable of I am assaulted again, because he had withdrawn the security van provided to me by the government. Already, there are rumours that political elements were behind the attack on my life on August 1, 2011.
And I also want a CBI inquiry into that attack," Ahluwalia said, adding, "The persons who attacked me in 2011 wanted to eliminate me physically; Makkar has removed me as V-C administratively. The target of both is same; only routes are different. A CBI inquiry will shown where the two routes coincide."
Further seeking to turn it into a CM-versus-Makkar issue, Ahluwalia said, "Makkar has questioned my integrity as V-C. He is criticising CM Badal's choice of me in the year 2004, when he entrusted me with the task of setting up the university. If I was suitable in 2004, how did I become unsuitable after the bullet attack on me in 2011?"
Despite several attempts, Makkar could not be contacted.
SGPC hires auditors
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has hired two private firms for the audit of the entire tenure of Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia as V-C. Chandigarh-based MS Kohli Associates and Satnam Namita Associates will submit the audit report within a week. The auditors will also probe the construction work quality.