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President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to probe AMU’s VC Zameeruddin Shah

Shah reportedly, in a letter to the President, has dismissed all the allegations against him as an attempt to ruin his reputation

President Pranab Mukherjee has given his nod 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, Indian Express has reported.

According to the report, Shah will be probed for wide range of allegations such as appointment of assistant professors against vacant position of professor and associate professor, transferring funds collected from university students to the account of a private trust named Sir Syed Educational Foundation, and collapse of law and order on campus.

Shah has also been accused of appointing a retired brigadier as the varsity’s pro vice-chancellor, even though rules require a professor to perform the role.

According to a report by The Times of India, Comptroller and Auditor General records show financial irregularities amounting to Rs 120 crore.

Shah reportedly in a letter to President Mukherjee, dismissed all the allegations against him as an attempt to ruin his reputation. Shah was appointed by the UPA-II in May 2012.

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