Sagar : Former Vice Chancellor of Hari Singh Gour Kendriya Vishwa Vidyalaya N S Gajbhiye was on Monday arrested by the CBI from Kanpur in connection with the alleged recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh's only central university.
Gajbhiye was the first Vice Chanellor of the prestigious university which was accorded central status by the then UPA government.
A CBI team from Jabalpur headed by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Naresh Indora, DSP D K Singh, Inspector and In-charge officer of the case arrested Gajbhiye, who is presently Professor of the Chemistry Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (UP) as well as the main accused in the case, a CBI release said.
He was arrested from IIT Kanpur's Chemistry Department in the presence of Dean of Faculty Affairs, IIT Kanpur.
Copy of his arrest memo has been given to his wife Sushma Gajbhiye, and an intimation regarding his arrest has been given to the local jurisdictional Kalyanpur police station of Kanpur and also to the Head of Chemistry Department, IIT Kanpur, it said.
His medical check-up has been done at government hospital Kanpur and is being brought to Jabalpur by train by a CBI team of three officers and three police constables. He will be produced before the CBI Special Court Judge in Jabalpur tomorrow, the release said.
After registration of new cases, searches were conducted at Gajbhiye's residential premises at IIT Campus, Kanpur on February 20.
However, Gajbhiye was not available at that time since he was was reportedly in Mumbai, in connection with the recruitment of teaching faculty of Mumbai University, the release said.