Saturday, 10 July 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday conducted searches at 14 residential and official premises of the accused including the then vice chancellor of HNB Garhwal University JL Kaul and his then officer on special duty (OSD) DS Negi in Dehradun, Srinagar in Uttarakhand and Noida in Uttar Pradesh, said officials. Three lockers in different banks were also operated. Various incriminating documents pertaining to the case have been recovered.
According to official sources, the CBI had earlier registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) against Kaul and others on the allegation that the vice chancellor during his tenure from 2014 till 2016, committed certain irregularities in grant of affiliation to various colleges/institutes. It was also alleged that the said public servant along with his OSD and other unknown officials of HNB Garhwal University, encouraged extension of affiliation to different private institutes/colleges, in contravention of the guidelines and regulations for continuation and/or extension of existing affiliation of colleges. After completion of the inquiry, six regular cases against the accused including the then vice chancellor, his then OSD, other public servants, private persons, six private institutions etc. were registered. The investigation is continuing.