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Wish HC gave him chance to present case: GBUAT V-C… [Every Body Has Right to be Heard]

Wish HC gave him chance to present case: GBUAT V-C… [Every Body Has Right to be Heard]

The Vice Chancellor of the GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBUAT), Pantnagar, Dr BS Bisht, in his reaction to the high court’s direction to register a case against him and his predecessor and some other senior officials of the university in a case of financial irregularities, has said that he has great respect for the judiciary and the court at least should have given him a chance to present his case also.

‘I have great respect for the court. But it did not give us any chance. Had the court given us an opportunity, we could have also been able to present our case,” the VC maintained, while talking to The Pioneer.

“I would like to state that since the same case had been dismissed by the district court some time back, so my request was had the court given us a chance, I myself or any other concerned officials could have appeared before it with all the facts and necessary documentary materials so that we could also have put our side before the court,” he said.

“The fact is that why should anyone indulge in such activities that may cause any kind of loss to the Government exchequer. So I am deeply hurt at this juncture,” Bisht further said. When asked what could be the next course of action of the university in this connection, the VC maintained: “I have not so far received the original copy of the case. So only after going through the original copy of court’s direction, we would decide.”

It is worth mentioning that Uttarakhand High Court in its judgment on a case of alleged financial irregularities filed by a person of Pantnagar against the GBPUAT has directed to file a case against Bisht, his predecessor, present finance controller and his processor and contractors.

In the complaint, it had been alleged that all the above mentioned officials in connivance with some private recruitment firms that used to supply labourers to the university caused a huge loss to the Government exchequer.

The complainant also alleged that a complaint was earlier also lodged at the local police station, but no action was taken. He also alleged that contractual labour system was introduced only to make quick bucks.

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Source: Retrieved from on April 08, 2011


One response to “Wish HC gave him chance to present case: GBUAT V-C… [Every Body Has Right to be Heard]

  1. Nishant April 14, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    Hon’ble HC must have given him a chance to present his case.Its really disheartening to see the round of events which took place denigrating the very reputation of GBPUAT and its esteemed officials. Univ must file a defamation suite once it settles out the present matter.
    Btw, Good work saurabh.keep it up !!

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