'Book Sen for Nalanda varsity funds swindling'

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'Book Sen for Nalanda varsity funds swindling'

Friday, 27 February 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday filed a complaint to CBI against nobel laureate Amartya Sen seeking to register an FIR under Prevention of Corruption Act for swindling the funds of Nalanda University. In his complaint to CBI director Anil Sinha, the BJP leader demanded that Sen should be booked for embezzlement of Rs3,000-crore funds allotted to the University and criminal breach of trust.

Swamy said CBI should take cognisance on the findings of CAG on the misappropriation of funds allotted by the Centre to the Nalanda University during the regime of the Nobel laureate. He said Sen is a deemed public servant, as a Chancellor of the wholly Union Government financed University.

“The FIR may be registered, inter alia on the basis of audit reports of the CAG for defalcation and reckless misuse of funds, and lack of accountability, criminal breach of trust, criminal misappropriation of public funds and embezzlement of about Rs300 crore of tax payers money,” said Swamy in his complaint to CBI.

He also said Sen had abused his position to appoint his “cronies” in all top positions of the University. “The nodal Ministry of External Affairs for the University, objected in writing to Sen’s arbitrarily and opaque manner of appointing as Vice-Chancellor Gopa Sabharwal, an assistant professor  i.e., a junior lady faculty member, from JNU. Full professors refused to join under a much junior-faculty member as Vice-Chancellor. The CAG in its report had also objected to the appointment and the salary fixed for her,” said Swamy.

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