HRD seeks response of AMU VC over allegations made against him

The Union HRD ministry has sought the response of (AMU) Vice Chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah over certain allegations of financial and other improprieties made against him.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016, 01:32 AM IST

New Delhi: The Union HRD ministry has sought the response of (AMU) Vice Chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah over certain allegations of financial and other improprieties made against him.

 Officials said that the VC's response was sought after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his approval for a probe into allegations made in a complaint against Shah.

 The nod of the President, who is also the Visitor to the University, comes on a proposal from the HRD Ministry to which former Janata Dal MP Wasim Ahmed had given a memorandum seeking a probe into allegations against the VC, it is learnt.

 Shah has denied the allegations against him.

 Mukherjee had also given his nod for a similar probe against Allahabad University Vice Chancellor RL Hangloo, against whom also certain allegations were made.

 Sources said that the Allahabad University VC's response in this regard has also been sought.