Former vice-chancellor faces charges of marksheet fraud

July 30th, 2008 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) A court here Wednesday ordered the framing of charges against Ramesh Chandra, former vice-chancellor of a Meerut university, and two others for allegedly forging the marksheet of his daughter’s engineering examination to enable her get a government job. Special CBI Judge V.K. Maheshwari ordered the framing of charges against Chandra, his daughter Seema and his associate D.K. Aggarwal for cheating and forgery and for offences committed under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

According to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Chandra, the then vice-chancellor of the Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, and his childhood friend Aggarwal had “dishonestly and fraudulently” entered into a criminal conspiracy to get Seema appointed as an assistant environment engineer in the Delhi Pollution Control Committee.”

Aggarwal, the proprietor of an engineering firm, was alleged to have issued a false certificate stating that Seema had three years of work experience.

The court has fixed Aug 11 for formal framing of charges against the three accused.

Chandra headed the Charan Singh University when the CBI registered the case May 2, 2000. He was also associated with Delhi College of Engineering as professor in the department of applied chemistry and polymer technology.

Chandra, who also the acting vice-chancellor of the Bundelkhand University at Jhansi, was removed from the office July 2005 due to the alleged irregularities he committed in the combined pre-medical test (CPMT) in 2002.

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