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CBI case against former V-C of Viswa Bharati

nation Updated: May 25, 2016 10:33 IST

NEW DELHI: The CBI on Tuesday registered a case against former Viswa Bharati University vicechancellor Sushanta Kumar Dattagupta and four others for allegedly flouting UGC rules in the appointment of a deputy registrar. The investigation agency also carried out raids at nine locations.

CBI sources said besides Dattagupta, former registrar D Gunasekaran, finance officer AP Trivedi, and deputy registrar Shyamala Ray Nair have also been named in the FIR.

The FIR is based on the information received by the agency that the accused officials allegedly entered into a criminal conspiracy to appoint Nair as the deputy registrar of the university in violation of UGC guidelines, source said.

According to sources, Nair allegedly did not meet the established educational criteria for the post and her age was seven years over the prescribed maximum limit.

“Today (Tuesday) morning a team from the CBI met me at my office. As I have heard they have taken away some files from different departments. Most of their queries were related to some appointments,” Swapan Dutta, officiating V-C said.

First Published: May 25, 2016 10:33 IST