5-year imprisonment to Ex-VC of Vista Bharati University against 1997 Marksheet Forgery Case

22 Feb, 2019
visva Bharti

Noida– EX- Vice Chancellor Dilip Sinha and register Dilip Mukherjee were found guilty in a session of court in West Bengal of the criminal offence related to criminal conspiracy and forgery. The case was lime lighted in 2004 after the Rabindranath Tagore Nobel medallion was stolen from Rabindra museum in Santiniketan.

On Thursday five years of imprisonment in case of conspiracy related to the forger market in 1997 to Former VC of Visva Bharati University, Dilip Kumar Sinha, former registrar, Dilip Kumar Mukherjee and a former faculty member, Mukti Deb.

Quantum of Punishment for the three who were convicted on Wednesday has been announced by Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bolpur Court, Justice Arvind Mishra. The crime comes under section 120 (b) that stands for criminal conspiracy.

Former faculty member, Mukti Deb was imprisonment under section 406 which stands for criminal breach of trust, section 468 that stands for forgery for purpose of cheating and section 471 that stands for using as genuine a forged document as per the Indian Penal Code.

The case was notified in May 2004, when Visva Bharati lodged a complaint with Bholpur Police station against former faculty member, Mukti Deb. It alleged that she has served as lecturer of Mathematics without submitting proper documents of her educational qualification. Lime Light fall on this case after Rabindranath Tagore Nobel medallion was stolen.

VC was arrested by CID sleuths on a the complaint of authority of university in connection with Deb’s “illegal “ appointment in Visva Bharati in case of forger marksheet and certificates of B.Sc, M.Sc, and M.Phil, attested by the former VC.

In an interview of Deb with Dilip Sinha in January 1997, she has presented photocopies of fake certificates of her educational qualification. When asked by the authority of university, she said, she lost the original ones. After the investigation from Jadavpur University, they came to know that all certificates submitted by her were forged. All the certificates were attested by Professor Dilip Sinha. After the incident, complaint was filed and CID taken over the charges.

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