Inquiry into irregularities at AMU likely to be delayed

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Aligarh, Feb 10 (PTI) The judicial inquiry into theallegations of corruption against top officials of AligarhMuslim University, including Vice Chancellor P K Abdul Azis,is almost certain for further delay after the two-member probecommittee said it is "impossible" to work in "surchargedatmosphere."

The two-member committee, comprising retired highcourt judges B A Khan and A N Divecha, after its latesthearing conducted at the India Islamic Cultural Center in NewDelhi on February 7, observed that "it has become impossiblefor the committee to work in such a surcharged atmosphere."

The committee has informed the Ministry of HumanResource Development (MHRD) about its observation.

The inquiry into the above matter was ordered by thePresident in July 2009 and was supposed to be completed inthree months time. But the committee could not submit itsreport as one of its members, A H Jung, resigned citingnon-cooperation on the part of the university officials.

On February 5, 2010, the President ordered a freshinquiry into the matter, giving the committee three monthstime to submit its report. However, due to procedural issuesthe committee is not able to complete its inquiry.

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