KOTTAYAM: After a temporary respite, the controversies over the educational qualifications of Mahatma Gandhi university Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr Sheena Shukkur gathered momentum, following her name doing rounds in the list of the frontrunners to the soon-to-be vacant post of the Vice-Chancellor of Calicut university.
It is learnt that MG university Vice-Chancellor Dr Babu Sebastian will soon submit a report on explanations sought by the Chancellor of the university, Governor P Sathasivam regarding a complaint filed against Sheena Shukkur by Sunil Kumar, who hails from Ettumanoor. According to Dr Babu Sebastian, the complainant had raised two allegations against Sheena, that include a complaint regarding her PhD in Law; and that her private secretary had shown favouritism to a particular religion during the recruitment and other procedures. On the basis of the complaint the Governor had sought a report from university Vice- Chancellor around three weeks ago.
When contacted, VC Dr Babu Sebastian said that he sought the details from the PVC and would forward the clarification being submitted by the PVC to the Governor within stipulated timeframe. “It is a normal procedure to seek a report on a complaint. However, we could not find any merit in the allegation,” he said.
Meanwhile, Dr Sheena Shukkur dismissed news reports of the Governor seeking a report on her educational qualifications. “It is completely wrong that the Governor had sought a report on my educational qualifications. In fact, the Governor had sought the report on the favouritism allegation only. The complainant, who is the third accused in a case filed by me on the basis Information Technology Act, at Gandhi Nagar police station, filed a fake complaint against me as an act of revenge. There is no fact behind the complaint and I have already sent a reply to the Governor attaching all the relevant documents.
Moreover, the complaint regarding favouritism was closed at the office of the DGP much earlier and there is no merit in recalling such baseless allegations,” Dr Sheena Shukkur said.