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Sarif BEd College President Arrested, KU Probe Team Visited College

2015-05-28 23:50

Head of the KU probe team Professor Gautam Paul and Professor Sumit Mukherjee speaking to the students. Picture by ABHI GHOSH


Krishnanagar, May 28: Tozan Ali Mandal, president of the college and father of college owner cum Secretary Sarif Mandal was arrested by the Santipur police on the basis of complaint lodged by the 30 students against the college authorities for forcing students to pay money under different heads in excess of course fee. Tozan was detained for interrogation on Tuesday during a visit of the Nadia district administrative team led by additional district magistrate (general) Utpal Bhadra.

Tozan was produced before the additional chief judicial magistrate’s court in Ranaghat and taken to two day’s police custody.

Meanwhile, the four member inspection team of the University appointed by vice chancellor Professor Rattanlal Hangloo visited the college on Thursday afternoon.

The college was sealed, so the team members had to wait until a police team opened it.

The inspection team which was comprised of Professor Goutam Pal, Professor Debaprasad Sikdar, professor Sumit Mukherjee and Professor Subhalakshmi Nandi.

The members of the inspection exanmined the infrastructure of the college and later talked to the students.

The team also collected documents from the college for further investigation, however, refused to speak about their findings to the media persons.

Team leader professor Goutam Pal said: “We came here as per the instruction of the vice chancellor for an onspot inqury on the allegations against the college about financial malpractice. We have examined the available records and talked to the students. We will submit our report to the vice chancellor and recommend measures to curb corruptions in the self financed private B Ed colleges”

The students submitted a charter of demand which mainly include demand for arranging their examination under direct supervision of the University.

The inspection team later went to Krishnanagar and met additional district magistrate Utpal Bhadra.

“It is good initiative that University has sent a team of check the fact at the college. The team members also met me. On behalf of the Nadia district administration I have appraised about my findings. The team members have sought a formal report from me with recommendation, which I assured him to be submitted soon. I requested the University team to take a required initiatives so that the students could appear in their examination. I have also requested them to check other problems in connection with the college life the deficiencies in the infrastructure”, said ADM Utpal Bhadra.

Vice chancellor of KalyaniUniversity professor Rattanlal Hangloo said: “The University will do all that is necessary to save the students. The system of education in Bengal requires a thorough transformation if we want the students community to march ahead”

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