HC Seeks DU Stand On Sunny Chillar's Plea In Ankiv Baisoya Matter

On Monday, The Delhi High Court has asked Delhi University to place on record its stand on the NSUI student leader Sunny Chillar’s plea, challenging election of ex-DUSU president Ankiv Baisoya, for furnishing a fake bachelor’s degree.

Justice Yogesh Khanna on November 20 reserved his verdict in this matter, notice issued to DU and asked it to file a counter affidavit in the matter before December 4 this year, which is the next date of hearing. The judge said after listing the matter for orders he found there was nothing on record from the university’s side.

The court had reserved its order after hearing arguments on behalf of DU, represented by Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand, and Sunny Chillar, for whom senior advocate P. Chidambaram appeared.

ABVP leader Baisoya had resigned as President of Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) on November 14 this year, after the University received a report that his bachelor’s degree from Thiruvalluvar University was fake.

On the last date, Delhi University had told the court that since the verification of the degree was completed after November 13, no fresh elections can be held as the two month period within which the polls could have been conducted again had expired.

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