AMU spends Rs 46 lakh probing a Rs 90 lakh graft

Two-member committee was investigating financial irregularities charges against VC

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Danish Raza | October 26, 2010



The fact finding committee appointed by the Aligarh Muslim University to probe the alleged financial irregularities of around Rs 90 lakh by the vice chancellor P K Abdul Aziz has spent over Rs 46 lakh during the course of investigation.

The two- member committee with former chief justice of the Delhi high court, justice Bashir Ahmed Khan and former judge of the Gujarat high court justice A N Divecha, had to submit its report in April. The term was extended till October 31.

Retired prof Ziyauddin Ahmed obtained this information by filing RTI application with the varsity.

According to the data, AMU has paid Rs 10. 29 lakh to justice Khan till September as salary and other perks. Justice Divecha has been paid Rs 12.91 lakh.

Advocate Ejaz Maqbool, the lawyer representing AMU, has taken Rs 10.12 lakh till September 25.

In May, ministry of human resources development wrote to the AMU that Justice Khan would get the pay and privileges of a sitting Chief Justice of a High Court.

AMU has paid Rs 1.96 lakh to a taxi operator based in Delhi hiring taxi for both the committee members.

The combined expense of renting office space in South Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar and paying the staff in this office, is Rs 1.97 lakh. 

Rs 2.08 lakh is the air fare spent by the committee members till September 25.

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