Belgaum university SO is tainted


Source: Deccan Herald

Prof B R Ananthan who has been appointed as special officer (SO) to the recently created Belgaum University has brought to fore charges of ‘misconduct’ and corruption leveled against him during his tenure as chairman of Department of Business Management in Mysore University.

Justice N Venkatachala as Karnataka Lokayukta had inquired into allegations and found Ananthan guilty of making ‘unlawful gain’. The inquiry report, submitted in April 2003, had recommended to the government to direct the Mysore University syndicate to initiate disciplinary action against him.

The HC quashed the inquiry report in February 2004 on the grounds that he (Lokayukta) had no jurisdiction to investigate complaints against vice-chancellors and professors of universities.


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