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Central University of Jammu under scanner of Anti Corruption Bureau

Last Updated on January 23, 2021 at 10:28 pm

Central University Jammu (CUJ) has come under the scanner of anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in an alleged graft case.

According to a report ACB is currently running a probe into alleged misappropriation of funds and financial irregularities in the CUJ during last five years.

ACB may also ask the varsity administration about detailed documents in the alleged graft case. ACB may check and recover documents related to financial transactions during the last five years. According to the sources, the investigation is being led by a DySP rank officer in the ACB.

Sources claim that the CUJ administration has already been informed about this development and is directed to ensure that relevant official records related to use of Central Government funds and payments made to the contractors are produced before the investigating team.

Sources said that the investigating team will initially focus on the transactions made during the tenure of incumbent Vice Chancellor, Prof Ashok Aima. The investigation might get stretched if anything relevant to the apparent irregularities is detected during the verification of records. Vice-Chancellor is also expected to be questioned in his office about certain decisions which were made during his tenure.

As per the reports continuation of work even after the tender period expired was allowed by the varsity and a payment of Rs 10 crore was made to a contractor. According to the rules, fresh tender were expected to be invited once the existing contract got over. Instead of inviting fresh tenders, the existing contractor was allegedly allowed to continue.