No evidence; Crime Branch to dispose of Kerala University assistant appointment case
Thiruvananthapuram: The Crime Branch has submitted a report at the court disposing of the case relating to appointment of assistant in Kerala University. Former Vice-Chancellor, Registrar and Syndicate members were named accused in the case. The report said that Crime Branch obtained legal advice that the case won’t stand as there was lack of evidence.
The appointment relating to the case took place in 2008. Mathrubhumi had brought out the fraudulent case, in which many who didn’t even write the exam, were appointed. Many were appointed only based on interviews while the results of many who wrote the exams were withheld. While the answer sheets were sent for evaluation, 46 had gone missing.
After one year, then VC informed that the laptop containing the details was robbed. Following this, the case which was being probed by Vigilance then was handed over to Crime Branch. The first charge sheet was nullified and the court ordered for re-investigation after observing lapses from probe team.
The report submitted now is regarding the re-investigation. Crime Branch has said in the report that the OMR sheets couldn’t be found and so no further probe can be conducted.
Former VC Dr MK Ramachandran Nair, former Pro VC M Jayaprakash, former registrar KA Hashim, CPM leaders AA Rasheed, MB Rassal A Andrew and late BS Rajeev were named accused in the case.
However, a petition demanding, the persons who got appointment to be added as accused in the case, is pending at the court.