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Senator accused of cheating: Committee to probe allegations

Senator Munish Verma had allegedly allowed three people, who were not employees of MR Government College, Fazilka, to supervise an examination.

Members of the Panjab University Senate have unanimously decided that an inquiry committee will be formed to look into the issue arising out the charges of cheating levelled against Senator Munish Pal Singh.

In April 2014, Munish Pal Singh alias Munish Verma, who is in the Senate from the graduate constituency, was accused of cheating the university authorities. Verma had allegedly allowed three people, who were not employees of MR Government College, Fazilka, to supervise an examination.

A request for the approval of appointments of the three said people was sent by the then principal of the college. After the case came to light, a committee was formed under Justice G C Garg (retd) to probe further into the issue. The committee found the Senator guilty of neglecting his duties.

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During the meeting of the Senate Sunday, president of Panjab University Teachers’ Association, Professor Akshaya Kumar, said, “More than proving the fault or innocence of the Senator in this issue, the important thing is to plug the loopholes in our system that allowed such an incident to take place.”

On recommendations of the Senators, V-C Professor Grover stated that an inquiry committee comprising members of the PU Senate and Syndicate would be formed to investigate into the irregularities, and the Punjab government would consequently be apprised of the situation. The committee will also consider the report of the Justice G C Garg panel.