FROM OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, April 24: In what could be considered as a major progress to legally il the people involved in the scam related to issuance of fake educatiol certificate from the state, the Crimil Investigation Department (CID) of Meghalaya Police on Friday formally chargesheeted eleven functiories of the disbanded Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) University.
CMJ University was an institution created by an act of the Meghalaya legislative Assembly before being disbanded by the same house following the revelation made by the then Governor, Ranjeet Shekhar Mooshahary on the serious discrepancies of the issued educatiol certificates.
The charge sheet submitted before the Chief Judicial magistrate (CJM) formally ended the nearly two years of investigation carried out by the CID. The CID registered a complaint on April 26, 2013 on the basis of the complaint based on the basis of the then Governor Ranjeet Shekhar Mooshahary about the alleged issuance of fake degrees by CMJ University.
Following an intensive investigation that involved the arrest of the Vice Chancellor of the University, Chandra Mohan Jha, his wife Indurani Jha, his two sons Govend Jha and Gopal Jha along with seven other of his associates, the Police filly chargesheeted them under section 420,406,466, 467,468, 109.120(b) and 34 of the Indian pel code.
All these sections related to forgery, breach of trust and others, disclosed the Investigating Officer (IO) B Thamar soon after handing the evidences to the Court on Friday. Interestingly, the evidences includes 4000 odd of fake thesis (research papers) that were ferried in five pickup trucks to the Court Premises.
These seized research papers and other incrimiting equipments were handed to the Prosecuting Inspector (PI)of Shillong for necessary perusal. Interestingly, the CID found out the alleged flaws right from the time that the CMJ came into force through the act of the Meghalaya legislative Assembly.
“ It was founded in August 2010 and the undergraduate degrees were issued as early as the month of its official establishment while the M.Phil and PhD degrees were issued as early as 2012”, stated the IO who was questioned by the media after completing the legal process.
The IO termed the chargesheeting as a major achievement especially when the accused is a person with many strings.