Pune: A day after vice chancellor Wasudev Gade claimed that there is no inquiry going on against examination department University of Pune by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the matter is restricted merely to one college, the ACB officials refuted his claims. They ACB officials of Pune division have initiated an open inquiry against UoP's examination department.
Even as Gade issued orders to sack controller of examinations Sampada Joshi, he clarified that ACB has sought details of only Government Engineering College at Avsari in Ambegaon taluka and the entire department is not under the scanner.
The ACB sleuths have cleared the primary investigations and sought information of the college. And now, they are going to probe all complaints which had cropped up in recent past in the department.
Meanwhile, deputy commissioner of police (ACB) Sarang Awad told dna that though primarily they sought details pertaining to only one college but entire department was under scanner.
"We will be going into details of all complaints pertaining to examination department in last few months to get a bigger picture," said Awad. Besides, the ACB has also sought details of reports of inquiries initiated against the examination department by UoP.
Gade has already suspended examination department head Sampada Joshi on Friday for miss-managements, irregularities and goofs ups in the department. But, the ACB officials have cleared that they will call Joshi for inquiry in the future.
While speaking to dna, deputy superintendent of police (ACB) Hemant Bhatt said, "We had called up Joshi for the report but she has requested for some more days. We will call her soon for an inquiry."
Meanwhile, 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 issues faced by college students have been highlighted in the media which has prompted the ACB to initiate the inquiry," a senior officer told dna.