Sessions court rejects bail application of former NTRUHS VC

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Vijayawada, Sep 11 (UNI) The metropolitan sessions court today rejected the anticipatory bail application filed by former Vice-Chancellor of NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS) V Sambasiva Rao in the contentious issue of revaluation of answer sheets of first year MBBS students.

The bail application filed by Mr Rao, presently working as Additional Director General of Health Services, New Delhi, six days ago, came up for hearing before Mr Justice I Prabahakar of sessions court. The Judge after hearing the arguments from both sides dismissed the anticipatory bail petition.

Earlier, the police filed chargesheets against Mr Rao, then Registrar of NTRUHS, Jayakar Babu and three college Professors affiliated to the University, on a complaint from the present Vice-Chancellor Krishnam Raju on the alleged irregularities committed in the revaluation of the MBBS first year answer sheets.

It may be recalled that the Division Bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court had upheld the decision of the NTRUHS which had nullified the revaluation.

The controversy had arisen when it came to light that large number of students had been awarded marks during revaluation and they were promoted to the second year.

Mr Krishnam Raju reported the matter to the council and the highest decision making body of the University nullified the revaluation.

The beneficiaries filed a Writ Petition before the court and the single Judge of the High Court ruled in their favour.

The NTRUHS went in appeal and it was brought to the notice of the Bench that the original decision of the Vice-Chancellor was to verify the answer scripts but there was revaluation and unauthorised awarding of marks.

Meanwhile, talking to UNI, City Central Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Sriramachandra Murthy said if the former Vice-Chancellor appeals in the Andhra Pradesh High Court against the ruling of metropolitan sessions court Judge, the police would oppose the anticipatory bail petition of Prof Samabasiva Rao also.


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