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Allegations Of Selling Fake Degrees: Himachal Pradesh High Court Grants Bail to Ex-Chancellor of Manav Bharti University

Lawstreet Journal 21 Nov 2020 7:22pm

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On Wednesday (18th November 2020), the Himachal Pradesh High Court granted bail to the Ex-Chancellor of Manav Bharti University, Ram Kumar Rana. He has been booked under Section 420l, 467, 468, and 120-B of Indian Penal Code, 1860 on the accusation of selling fake degrees.

The Bench of Justice Anoop Chitkara while granting them bail, observed, “It goes without saying that the petitioner has, prima facie committed an offence, which not only destroyed the faith in the Educational Institutions but also exposed the administrative lapses while creating private Universities.”

Investigation was carried out against the Petitioner (Ex-Chancellor of Manav Bharti University) which revealed that Pramod worked for Manav Bharti University. 

After Pramod’s arrest, he made a disclosure statement under Section 27 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, which led to a discovery of a 1500 fake degrees, stamps and other material of Manav Bharti University, Solan, from another unit of the University, at Sirohi, Rajastham.

The investigation pointed towards Raj Kumar Rana’s involvement and participation in the crime as he was the Solly of this Sirohi institute. 

Simillary, it was alleged that the petitioner continued to employ Krishan Kumar, despite acquiring knowing of fake degrees being prepared and sold under the name of the University, of which he was a Chancellor.

The counsel appearing for the petitioner argued before the court that Manav Bharti University is a creation of statues and works as per the Act.

He further claimed that the petitioner had been just a Chancellor of the University and in fact,… Continue Reading...

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