PMK demands filing of charge sheet in VC bribery case

PMK demands filing of charge sheet in VC bribery case

Chennai:

The Pattali Makkal Katchi Saturday demanded immediate filing of charge sheet by police in a case of alleged bribery against a former vice-chancellor of the State-run Bharathiar University.

“The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption should take steps to immediately file a charge sheet,” PMK founder S Ramadoss said.

Citing the arrest of the Coimbatore-based varsity’s former vice-chancellor A Ganapathy in February this year by the DVAC sleuths for allegedly receiving bribes, the PMK top leader said no charge sheet has been filed in the case despite a lapse of ten months.

The alleged bribery in a government university “brought disrepute to Tamil Nadu,” he said adding non-filing of charge sheet so far was “condemnable.”

The PMK leader, in a statement, wanted expeditious filing of the charge sheet and punishment to those who had indulged in corruption. Following his arrest, Ganapathy was suspended from his post.

In November 2016, now defunct Coimbatore-Anna University’s former vice-chancellor R Radhakrishnan was convicted in a graft case by a court and was sentenced to undergo five years rigorous imprisonment.

Against the background of such incidents, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit had in October this year alleged that crores of rupees exchanged hands in the appointment of vice-chancellors to universities before he took over.

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