Puducherry: Pondicherry University is wracked by controversies again and this time with Kalapet police registering FIR against its vice-chancellor in charge and three others for forgery, cheating, irregularities in university appointments, and criminal conspiracy.
The case has been registered against vice-chancellor (in-charge) Anisa Basheer Khan, former registrar (in-charge) and the professor of economics department M. Ramachandran, vice-chancellor’s private secretary Rajkumar and data entry operator Veerappan on direction of Madras high court.
Retired deputy registrar of the university A. Balasubramanian filed a writ petition in the high court. Admitting the writ petition, the court directed Kalapet police to register cases and conduct an inquiry.
In his complaint, Mr Balasubramanian alleged that the vice-chancellor in charge and registrar in charge M. Ramachandran carried out serious offences including forgery, cheating, criminal conspiracy, and criminal breach of trust by making false documents and antedating it after relieving of Ms Anisha Basheer Khan from the post of vice-chancellor of the university, to illegally reoccupy the post.
On the day preceding the expiry of her deanship Prof. Khan was relieved from the post by J. Sampath, then registrar-in-charge, on February 26, and R. Prabhakara Raya, dean, School of Management, has been appointed vice chancellor in charge of the university.
Mr Balasubramanian, who was also the law officer of the university alleges that Prof. Khan reoccupied the post of VC (in-charge) on the strength of fabricated documents and ante-dating it as February 26 after 7 pm on February 27.
A case has been registered under sections 120B, 201, 381, 420, 468, 471 and 34 of the Indian penal code and police have begun probe.