Pune: Taking cognizance of alleged malpractices and goof ups in University of Pune (UOP)’s examinations department, the Pune unit of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has initiated suo moto inquiry against the department. ACB sleuths had summoned the examination department head Sampada Joshi on Monday, but,she did not turn up saying she needed to collect documents.
The ACB inquiry has shaken the wits of the University officials inclduing the Vice Chancellor Vasudev Gade. The department had been in news for last couple of months for various scams in marks allocation and paper revaluations as well.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (ACB) Sarang Awhad confirmed the inquiry being initiated and said the officials will be soon be called with documents.
ACB sources said that the officials manning the department exhibited criminal like behaviour and it seemed they were working with malafide intentions for economic gains. “A number of cases like cash for marks, revaluation scam and other examination related problems faced by college students have been highlighted in the media which has prompted the ACB to initiate the inquiry,” a senior officer told dna.
The ACB has sought all examination-related records, including copies of complaints received by the university in connection with malpractices in the examination department. The ACB officials met University Registrar Dr Narendra Kadu and handed over an official letter to him four days ago.
Deputy superintendent of police (ACB) Hemant Bhatt told dna, “Joshi has told us she will come with all necessary documents in next couple of days. We will wait for her.”