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Vigilance files case against Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University, officials for violating norms

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The State Vigilance Commission (SVC) has registered a formal case against Kashmir University Vice Chancellor, Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi, and other officials for violating rules and regulations.

As per a statement issued by the SVC, “The Vice Chancellor, and other officers of Kashmir University, in connivance with screening officer (Medical Superintendent of SMHS Hospital Srinagar) which has been nominated by vice chancellor, have selected and appointed an ineligible candidate, namely Suraya Jan, to the post of Medical officer illegally and fraudulently by abuse of their official position as public servants, in response to advertisement published by authorities of Kashmir university dated 11-12-2014.”

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The statement says that the candidate was not qualifying as per terms and condition laid down in the advertisement notice.

“The commission of this act by the Vice Chancellor and other officers and officials of the Kashmir University/Screening officer Via-a-vis beneficiary disclose offences under Section 5(1) (d) PC Act Samvat 2006 read with section 120-B of RPC punishable U/S 5(2) of the Act. Accordingly Case FIR No. 04/2018 P/S VOK was registered and investigation taken up.”

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Earlier, Andrabi had sought extension in his service by another two years. The plea was dismissed by the state High Court saying that he could not be given retroactive benefits. The petition was dismissed on February 16.

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