STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Give nod for CBI to prosecute top univ official, V-C urged

A meeting of the Federation for People’s Rights and other organisations urged Pondicherry University

Published: 07th September 2013 08:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th September 2013 08:46 AM   |  A+A-

A meeting of the Federation for People’s Rights and other organisations urged Pondicherry University Vice-Chancellor Prof Chandra Krishnamurthy to give the go-ahead to the CBI to prosecute a top university official in connection with alleged irregularities in giving approval to a private engineering college.

K Sugumaran, secretary of the Federation for People’s Rights, said the CBI had sought the permission of the Pondicherry University to prosecute Dr S Hariharan, who was allegedly instrumental in giving approval for the private engineering college near Chennai, in violation of admission norms in 2005-2006.  Dr Hariharan was then an expert member of the All India Council for Technical Education.

After investigation, the CBI had sought  permission to prosecute the official in 2010, but the university had declined. The CBI had again made the request to the university in January this year, he added.

Sugumaran said Dr Hariharan, who was appointed as dean in-charge of the College Development Council, should be relieved from the post and placed under suspension till the CBI proceedings into the allegations against him were over.

The meeting, which was held in front of the Pondicherry University, was attended by leaders such as Alagiri, Jaganathan, G C Chandiran and Abubacker. 

In the meeting, it was also decided to sent a letter to the Vice-chancellor, drawing her attention to the inadequate hostel facilities, unhygienic food in the  college mess and reservation for local students.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp