Rajasthan govt university's vice chancellor, four others charged over fake university plans

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Updated on Apr 21, 2022 11:15 IST

Amarika Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the Rajasthan government’s Mohanlal Sukhadia University in Udaipur and Ranjeet Singh, founder trustee of Sikar's Gurukul Shikshan Sansthan, that came up with the proposal to build the university, are among those named in the FIR.

Rajasthan govt university's vice chancellor, four others charged over fake university plans

Rajasthan govt university's vice chancellor, four others charged over fake university plans

Rajasthan Police has booked the vice-chancellor of a state-run institute and four others for allegedly faking details for a bill to establish a new private university. The State government had last month hurriedly withdrawn the draft legislation after the scandal surfaced. 

Amarika Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the Rajasthan government’s Mohanlal Sukhadia University in Udaipur and Ranjeet Singh, founder trustee of Sikar's Gurukul Shikshan Sansthan, that came up with the proposal to build the university, are among those named in the FIR. The three others are Vijay Beniwal, Assistant Professor, Government Law College in Alwar, Jayant Singh of Rajasthan University in Jaipur and Ghanshyam Singh Rathore from Udaipur, as reported by PTI.

As per the bill introduced on February 24, the university was proposed to be set up by the Gurukul Shikshan Sansthan in Sikar and the “verification” of its infrastructure was carried out by the committee headed by Amarika Singh. Beniwal, Jayant Singh and Ghanshyam Rathore were its members. The bill was slated to be passed on March 22. Schedule-I of the bill mentioned that the infrastructure comprised administrative, academic blocks and residential blocks with a total built-up area of about 24,811 square metres.

However, the state government was compelled to withdraw 'The Gurukul University Sikar Bill, 2022', during the Assembly session on the day it was supposed to be passed, after deputy leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathore alleged that the infrastructure mentioned in it existed only on papers.

Following this, Speaker CP Joshi sought a factual report from the Sikar collector while the government ordered an inquiry by the Jaipur divisional commissioner. On the basis of the probe report, the joint secretary of the education department registered a case with Jaipur’s Ashok Nagar police station on Monday.

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