Delhi High Court has directed Delhi University to complete the investigation of the fake mark-sheet case of DUSU President Ankiv Baisoya by November 12, probably declining any re-elections. Also according to the Lyngdoh Committee’s guidelines, re-elections are only supposed to be carried out if the nomination of the elected candidate is cancelled within the tenure of two months of the results of the elections.
“Various print and electronic media have covered the news and confirmed that Thiruvalluvar University unambiguously and unequivocally declared that Baisoya’s certificates are fake and forged” claimed the petitioner and NSUI Presidential candidate Sunny Chillar who has also alleged that Baisoya was enrolled in a regular course at College of Vocational Studies in the years 2013-2016. This allegation was backed by evidence which came in the form of attendance records acquired by Chillar from the college website. This revelation holds extreme significance in this case as it is not permitted to pursue two regular degrees at the same time as per the 2007 UGC guidelines and was also mentioned in the petition filed by Chillar.
The High Court directed the University during the NSUI solicitation for the actions against K T S Sarao, department head of Buddhist studies. “The directive allowing time to DU is what K T S Sarao and certain sections of DU wanted . They have been relentlessly trying to save Baisoya who got a mandate from the students but cheated them” said NSUI Delhi President Akshay Lakra whacking DU for unnecessary delay in the case which requires immediate actions.
A group of students from AISA, after protesting outside the office of Dean of Students’ Welfare, alleged that “administration will complete all the investigation by November 2”. On the contrary, DSW Rajeev Gupta was quoted as saying, “We have not promised anything and have only assured them that the investigation will be finished at the earliest”.