Graft case filed against Gujarat University VC

Ahmedabad: The vice chancellor of the Gujarat University has been booked on charges of corruption following a direction by a local court, police said.

"A local Anti-Corruption Bureau court directed the police to file a case against the Gujarat University Vice Chancellor Parimal Trivedi," they said.

"We have been asked to conduct an inquiry into charges like why the VC ordered printing of material outside the university when a facility was available within the university," the police said.

The VC has also been accused of parking the varsity funds in banks that offer lower interest rates, they said, adding an inquiry shall be conducted and a report will be submitted to the court.

The complaint was filed against Trivedi by former GU Senate member Pradeep Prajapati in the court.

Efforts to contact Trivedi on his mobile phone elicited no response.