Former DU Vice-Chancellor arrested on charges of plagiarism

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New Delhi, Nov 25: Former Delhi University vice chancellor Deepal Pental on Tuesday was arrested and sent to Tihar jail on the charges of plagiarism, cheating and forgery.

This after a Delhi court ordered Pental's arrest on a petition filed by Professor P Parthasarthy. Parthasarthy, in his petition, had accused Pental and his research fellow student of plagiarising his paper.

Former DU VC Deepak Pental

The complainant also said Pental and his student copied his paper on biotechnology and published the same as their own.

According to media reports, warrants have been issued against his research student KVSK Prasad, who's presently in USA.

Pental, the vice chancellor of Delhi University from 2005 to 2010, was a professor of genetics and a noted researcher. He has reportedly published more than 60 research papers and has got many awards, including one from France.

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