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SGPC panel leaves without meeting Khalsa principal Ajit Singh Theti

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - 7:35am IST | Agency: dna

The five-member panel of Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) which visited Khalsa College in Matunga on Tuesday, left without meeting Ajit Singh Theti, the principal of the institution who has been accused of taking bribe from a student.

The SGPC members, who came down from Punjab on Sunday in order to get to the roots of the case, could not meet any students or parents at the college even after waiting there from 10.30am to 1pm. They were here to also take the opinions of the students of the college and their parents.

The committee got the visitors from the community but students and parents of the college were conspicuous by their absence. The committee members were open for talk with the complainant but he did not approach them even on Tuesday.

However, the members did speak to around 20 students, some parents and teaching and non-teaching staff on Monday.

R Patheja, additional principal of the college, said, "The committee members took several documents, letters, copies of the FIR and panchnama of the case with them. They would make a final report and submit it to the president of SGPC in Punjab and may also send a one copy to Mumbai for the college management."

GS Walia, coordinator of the committee and vice-chancellor of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh, said, "We could not meet the principal today. We came to know that he was not feeling well and had visited the hospital for a check-up. Today, we just got community visitors to give their opinion on the case. We will complete our final report and hand it over to our committee president soon."

Tethi and his personal assistant Nikita Vaid have been accused of taking Rs25,000 bribe from a student for admission. Later, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) had recovered cash and other documents from both the accused during raids.

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