New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has okayed an inquiry into allegations of financial and other improprieties against Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) vice chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah.
Notably, the President is also the Visitor to the University.
Mukherjee gave the go ahead on a proposal from the Ministry of Human Resource Development to which former Janata Dal MP Wasim Ahmed had given a memorandum seeking a probe into allegations against the Vice Chancellor.
Mukherjee's action also follows approval of a similar probe against Allahabad University Vice Chancellor RL Hangloo.
Ahmed, a member of the AMU executive council, welcomed the approval for probe against the AMU Vice Chancellor, saying it was long overdue.
The key allegation against Shah is financial irregularities amounting to Rs 120 crore.
Shah, on the other hand, has denied all allegations against him, saying some vested interests were carrying out a campaign against him.