Charges framed against former VC



Shimla: Former Himachal Pradesh University Vice Chancellor Dr. L.R.Verma has been charge sheeted by State Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau in the court of Special Judge Solan on June 21, 2011, taking cognizance in a appointment scam.

Taking Cognizance of the charge sheet filed by the Bureau on June 21, 2011, the court of Special Judge Solan has framed charges against the accused under prevention of Corruption Act and Employment Exchange Compulsory Notification of Vacancies Act and has summoned the accused for July 21, 2011 for trial. Inspector General of SV&ACB Anurag Garg told Himvani today that a case was registered by the bureau in Jan, 2006 on the instructions of High Court of Himachal Pradesh to thoroughly probe the scam of appointments made in the government department, boards, corporations and universities during 1993 to 1998 and so as to identify persons who had been instrumental or at whose instance these appointments were made.

Charge sheet in the matter was field in the court of Special Judge Solan in September, 2009 against Dr. L.R. Verma former Vice Chancellor, Paratap Singh Kutlaria, former Registrar and Sharmila Sharma Lab Assistant in the Univeristy of Horiticulture and Forestery Nauni on the allegation that employment was given to Sharmila Sharma for extraneous consideration. Dr. L.R. Verma has served as HPU VC form 2004 to 2007.

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