AMU VC committed financial impropriety says CBI

New Delhi: The CBI is believed to have found that Aligarh Muslim University Vice-Chancellor P K Abdul Azis had committed financial impropriety and knowingly claimed allowances for which he was not entitled.

The agency, in its interim report submitted to Union Human Resources Development Ministry, has said it would take a final view on these findings and other allegations once it completes the inquiry, CBI sources said.

When contacted, AMU Registrar Prof V K Abdul Jaleel told PTI, "We have not received copy of any interim report by the CBI. Hence, there is nothing to comment".

In its report, the CBI concluded that the Vice-Chancellor whose tenure is ending on January 17 "committed financial impropriety and claimed TA on first joining, Home Town Concession when it was very well knowledge that he was not entitled for the same."

Azis had submitted bills worth Rs 81,654 for the travel of him and his family from Cochin to New Delhi and of Rs 93,053 for travel of his family from New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram.

As per the existing AMU rules he was allegedly not entitled for claim of Rs 93,053, the CBI said in its report. CBI sources said that it has found payment of personal income tax worth Rs 82,356 of the vice-chancellor and Rs 44,315 of V K Abdul Jaleel, Registrar from the University funds and their recovery in 11 interest-free monthly instalments was "irregular and extension of undue favour to himself."

"I had filed the complaint against him. We demand that inquiry should be conducted into his past background as well. We will request the President as well as the HRD Ministry to take cognisance of this report," Member of the University Court and former MP, Wasim Ahmed said on the development.