NEW DELHI: Top Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University professors are among those in the CBI net for allegedly conspiring to facilitate recognition to colleges in Jaipur by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The agency has registered two separate cases of cheating against them for allowing the recognition on the basis of false documents.
The accused include G V Singh, professor, School of Computer and System Sciences, JNU, and R S Gupta, a professor in DU. While Singh has been accused of violating AICTE norms for a regular college in Jaipur, Gupta is alleged to have facilitated recognition to an engineering college.
The other accused in the first case are T K Garg, professor of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, M K Jha, head of the chemical engineering department in NIT, Jalandhar, Narendra Singh, AICTE's deputy director, and Ram Karan Bhakar, president of the Rajdhani Educational Welfare Society, Jaipur.
Another case has been registered against R S Gupta, DU professor, D V S Verma, professor, BPS Mahila Mahavidhyalaya, Sonepat, T K Garg, professor in NIT, Kurukshetra, S P Singh, then regional officer, AICTE, Chandigarh, and Ashish Gupta, secretary of the Jaipur-based Pooja Educational Society. The accused are said to have violated AICTE norms in granting recognition to an engineering college.
“The allegation is that the accused persons while working as public servants during the year 2008 abused their official positions and entered into criminal conspiracy with the president of Jaipur-based Educational Welfare Society to cheat AICTE in the matter of granting recognition to a college at Phagi in Jaipur by AICTE on the basis of false documents,” said CBI press information officer R K Gaur.
“Searches were conducted at Jaipur, Kurukshetra, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Sonepat, Ghaziabad and Delhi. Incriminating documents, huge amounts in cash, assets in the form of immovable property and FDRs were found. These are being scrutinized for further investigation,” said the official.