Probe panel finds 3 exam dept staff involved
The three-member probe panel headed by retired assistant commissioner of police Sharad Awasthi submitted its report to Vice-Chancellor W N Gade on Thursday. However, the three clerks who had been indicted by the committee were transferred to other departments by the varsity administration last month.
The committee has also categorically recommended that “as it was clear that a cognizable offence has taken place, the university administration should register a criminal offence with police without further delay”.
The committee was set up in the first week of October to look into the alleged malpractices in the examination department of the UoP after the Cantonment police, probing a dummy student racket in Poona College, stumbled upon the alleged re-evaluation scam. Based on the information obtained from the accused in dummy racket case, the Cantonment police had handed over a list of 28 students who allegedly paid Rs 15,000 to 20,000 to clear the examinations by way of increasing their marks in the re-evaluation process. The police had also requested the university administration to lodge a formal police complaint with the Chatuhshringi police station if the university finds any truth in the evidence provided to them. The reluctance on part of the varsity administration to lodge a formal complaint had
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