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DU fake degree row: Delhi police registers FIR against ABVP’s Ankiv Baisoya

Baisoya, who was elected the DUSU president in September, resigned from his post on November 15

ABVP, Ankiv Baisoya, DUSU President, fake degree row
Ankiv Baisoya was elected DUSU president on September 13

An FIR against former DUSU president Ankiv Baisoya was filed on Tuesday for allegedly furnishing a fake degree to get admission in Delhi University. The latest development comes a day after the Head of DU’s Department of Buddhist Studies, K T S Sarao, had filed a police complaint with regard to the “forged marksheets” submitted by Baisoya.

In his complaint, Sarao has asked the police to “initiate action as per the law” against the former DUSU president.

Baisoya, who was elected the DUSU president in September, tendered his resignation from the post to the Vice-Chancellor, on November 15 after the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad asked him to do so. The decision was taken a day after Thiruvalluvar University sent a written note to DU confirming that Baisoya’s marksheet pertaining to his graduation was fake.

The Delhi University today ruled out fresh elections for DUSU presidency in the wake of Baisoya’s resignation from the post, saying the period had already expired.

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Sarao had alleged that Baisoya had appeared in the entrance examination conducted nationally by the university for admission in the Masters course. “After qualifying in this examination, Baisoya took admission in MA Buddhist Studies, Part I, and submitted six marksheets of six semesters of Bachelor of Arts degree from Thiruvalluvar University.

“The basic qualification for admission to MA (Buddhist Studies) is a bachelor’s degree from any recognised university,” Sarao had said in the complaint.

According to the complaint, in a written response to a request from Sarao for verification of these marksheets, the controller of examinations of Thiruvalluvar University has said that each of these marksheets submitted by Baisoya “is not genuine. It is a fake certificate”.

“On the basis of verification report received from the Controller of Examinations Thiruvalluvar University, the admission of Baisoya was cancelled on November 14, Sarao said.

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