Marks card scam: KSOU files complaint, finally

Marks card scam: KSOU files complaint, finally

After much dillydallying, Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) authorities have lodged a complaint against six accused in the marks card scam at Jayalakshmipuram police station in the City.

A police official told Deccan Herald that a complaint was lodged on Thursday, along with relevant documents, following which the case was booked against them. 

The official was surprised about the sudden move on the part of the university authorities following the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) decision to derecognise the university.

The six accused include prime accused and former deputy registrar (Administration) H L Vishwanath, former assistant registrar Somashekar, another former deputy registrar A V Veena, first division assistant Chandan T C, Kalyani, a daily wager and Rajesh to whom the marks card printing job was outsourced.

They have been booked for tampering with the marks of around 300 BA and BCom graduates from 2006 to 2009.

Though Governor Vajubai Rudabhai Vala had directed the university to lodge a complaint to initiate criminal proceedings against them, the authorities had been dithering it for a month. 

They preferred to suspend the serving staff among the accused. Vishwanath was issued a show-cause notice on the eve of his retirement on May 30. Vishwanath had moved High Court recently questioning the action against him.

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