|Govt approves FIR against former VC|
GUWAHATI, Oct 28 – In an unprecedented development, the State Government has accorded approval for lodging of an FIR against a former Vice-Chancellor of Gauhati University (GU) in connection with an appointment scam.
Revealing this to the media, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said without naming the former VC that the scam took place when the person concerned was not yet the VC of GU and was in a different capacity under the Education Department.
“This is a disquieting development for the education sector…the anomalies took place before the person's tenure as VC in GU. It was painful for me to approve the Education Department's file for lodging the FIR, which was done under the Gauhati High Court’s instructions,” Sarma said.