President Pranab Mukherjee Gives Nod To Hold Inquiry Against AMU VC Zameeruddin Shah

President Pranab Mukherjee has agreed to Human Resource Development Ministry’s proposal to launch an inquiry into allegations of financial and administrative impropriety against Aligarh Muslim University vice-chancellor Zameeruddin Shah. The Indian Express first reported on Oct 4 that the HRD Ministry had dispatched a file to Rashtrapati Bhavan seeking a probe into allegations of financial, administrative and academic irregularities against Shah, which include Illegal transfer of funds collected from students from the university account to the account of a private trust named Sir Syed Educational Foundation among other charges. Shah is learnt to have written to the President on October 4, stating that attempts were being made to tie him down in a web of deceit and that his detractors feel that the best way to do this is accuse him of being corrupt.