Ex-VC of Kovai Anna Univ held in DA case

Published: 24th August 2016 06:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2016 06:10 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE:Former Vice Chancellor of Anna University (Coimbatore) R Radhakrishnan was arrested on Tuesday after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him for non-appearance in court in connection with corruption charges against him. He has been charged with holding assets disproportionate to his known sources of income and under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

He failed to appear before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Coimbatore, on a number of occasions, following which a non-bailable warrant was issued. The warrant was executed on Tuesday and Radhakrishnan arrested and remanded in judicial custody, sources said.

While he was the Vice Chancellor, Radhakrishnan, along with his wife, had accumulated assets amounting to `1.87 crore. The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) had booked Radhakrishnan under the Prevention of Corruption Act. He was suspended from service on August 31, 2009. In March 2015, the Madras High Court ordered the special court where the case against him was being heard to expedite the trial.

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