Arrest warrant against former Vice Chancellor of Magadha University Rajendra Prasad, allegation of 20 crore scam

Pankaj Prasad
Vice Chancellor of Magadha University
Vice Chancellor of Magadha University

Special Public Prosecutor of Monitoring Anandi Singh said that the non-bailable warrant has been issued after the High Court rejected the advance application of Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

The court of Special Monitoring Judge Manish Dwivedi has issued a non-bailable warrant of arrest against former Vice-Chancellor of Magadh University, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, in the case of embezzlement of crores in copy and e-book purchase. Special Public Prosecutor of Monitoring Anandi Singh said that the non-bailable warrant has been issued after the High Court rejected the advance application of Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

Alleged irregularities of Rs 20 crore

The accused named in the same case, Dr Pushpendra Kumar Verma, Jainandan Prasad Singh, Vinod Singh, and Subodh Kumar have got regular bail from the High Court. This case was registered by the Special Monitoring Unit on case number 02/21 dated 16 November 2021. In the investigation, it was found that in Magadh University, in the purchase of copies and e-books for the examination, irregularities of Rs 20 crore have been committed.

Four have been arrested including the total secretary and the proctor

Registrant Pushpendra Kumar Verma, Proctor Jaynandan Prasad Singh, Library in-charge Vinod Kumar Singh and former PA Subodh Kumar have already been arrested in MU in connection with the purchase of answer books and other irregularities. The accused are accused of misusing the position of the high officials of the university, by mutual conspiracy, ignoring the rules, without the permission of the committee and in violation of the rules, by giving contracts to buy copies and e-books to companies near them, about 20 crores. Embezzled Rs. The said embezzlement has been done during the tenure of Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

Raids were conducted at many places of Rajendra

Former VC Dr. Rajendra Prasad has been accused of several financial irregularities related to the purchase of answer sheets at a higher price than the fixed price in Magadh University, printing of question papers and payment of his salary by telling the number of security guards more. Apart from the education world, he was criticized a lot in the political corridor regarding this incident. The government had also written a letter to the Chancellor's office demanding an inquiry against him. After being accused of corruption, the Vigilance Investigation Bureau team raided several places of Vice-Chancellor Rajendra Prasad. Property worth lakhs was found in this action.

High Court refuses to stay arrest

In this case, his anticipatory bail petition was also rejected by the Patna High Court. Due to these allegations and investigation, Professor Rajendra Prasad was on leave citing his health reasons. During the hearing in the Patna High Court in the case of financial irregularities, the court had taken a strong stand in the case of financial irregularities against him and while hearing the petition filed by him, said that he should not be allowed to stay the arrest. can.