Case against VC of Pantnagar varsity registered

A case has been registered against the present and former Vice Chancellors of G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, besides five others for allegedly misappropriating funds of the varsity.

Updated: Apr 12, 2011, 16:20 PM IST

Dehra Dun: A case has been registered
against the present and former Vice Chancellors of G B Pant
University of Agriculture and Technology, besides five others
for allegedly misappropriating funds of the varsity.
Complying with the order of Uttarakhand High Court,
Udhamsingh Nagar district police registered the case against
varsity VC Prof B S Bist, his predecessor Prof P L Gautam,
former Financial Controller (FC) R C Agrawal, current FC Amita
Joshi and three contractors supplying labourers to the varsity
in Pantnagar police station, said District Senior
Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ajay Rautela.

The case has been registered under IPC sections 467,
468 and section 13 of Anti-corruption Act, he added.
Uttarakahnd High Court Chief Justice Barin Ghosh while
hearing a petition of Ranjan Kumar Joshi on April 6 had
ordered the Udhamsingh Nagar district police to register the
case.

Joshi moved the court after the district police
refused to act on his complaint. Joshi has alleged that VCs
and Financial Controllers awarded contracts for supplying
labourers to three contractors in violation of norms of the
varsity and misappropriated funds worth lakhs of rupees.

PTI