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Impartial probe in AMU demanded

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former MP Wasim Ahmed has demanded a time-bound impartial probe into the allegations of financial irregularities and improprieties against Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah.

"I welcome the probe ordered by the President of (who is the Visitor of AMU). I now urge the to institute a time-bound inquiry against Shah and nominate persons in the enquiry panel for a fair, impartial probe," he said.


On Monday, Mukherjee ordered an inquiry into the allegations against Shah. Ahmad, a former nominee of the Visitor, who spearheaded a campaign against Shah, had submitted a memorandum to Prakash Javadekar along with a report of the CAG official into the alleged irregularities.

Shah has denied the allegations saying some vested interests were behind the campaign to sully his image and that he was ready to face any probe.

"There is a long list of financial irregularities and improprieties in appointments committed by Shah as AMU vice chancellor, Ahmed said.

"The charges against me are being levelled by some vested interests to jeopardise and prejudice the on-going case against my appointment in the apex court," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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