In a fresh controversy, Delhi University has said that the Akshay Kumar, the national secretary of Congress party’s students’ wing-NSUI has allegedly submitted fake documents to secure admission in the Department of Buddhist Studies in Delhi University.
According to the reports, KT Sarao, head of the university’s Buddhist Studies department on Monday said the matter came to light in January after the department verified the degrees of all the students who had enrolled for PhD courses. It was found that Kumar, former joint secretary of Delhi University Students’ Union in 2010, had allegedly submitted fake MA (English) mark sheets. The official of the Delhi University also said that an FIR has been registered at the Maurice Nagar police station in the north district by the Department on March 16 this year.
Reportedly, Kumar had enrolled for the PhD programme in March 2017 and had submitted MA (English) mark sheets from Manav Bharti University in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. However, the Himachal Pradesh university denied issuing any such mark sheets, which triggered the lodging of FIR by the DU.
KT Sarao said the department will now further look into the issue and the matter has been forwarded to the Departmental Research Committee with a copy of the FIR and alleged forged documents and a recommendation will be made for the cancellation of admission. “The Departmental Research Committee will forward the recommendation to the Board of Research Studies of the varsity which will further look into the case. A due process is followed in such cases. The decisions are not taken in a haste”, he further added.
NSUI rejected the charges and said that this was an attempt to divert attention from Ankit Baisoya’s case, referring to their allegation that the recently elected DUSU President had submitted fake mark-sheet during his admission.
It is notable here that the ABVP had won 3 out of 4 seats in the recently concluded DUSU elections.