Mysore, Mar 4. (KVV)- B. Ramu, Registrar, Evaluation, Mysore University, yesterday said that criminal charges would be filed against those guilty in the fake marks cards scandal.

Addressing a press conference at Crawford Hall, he said an inquiry was underway and interrogation of the accused alleged to be involved in the racket was still under progress.

The Registrar said while 240 students had been interrogated and their statements taken, the remaining students could not be traced as the address they had given turned out to be non-existent. A notice to these students would be placed in the newspapers, he said. He also said that the 240 students who had appeared for the exams had surrendered their marks cards.

Meanwhile, it is learnt that the powers-that-be at the Senate members-level had been against going to the press about the fake marks cards scam and the VC himself was not keen on an internal inquiry. It was the Controller of Examinations who made the fact public and had suggested that the crime branch or the Corps of Detectives Department of the State Police be given the job of unearthing the perpetrators.

A don who had taken the Mysore University right up to the Supreme Court to fight against nepotism had told that several staff members in the examination and evaluation section were hand-in-glove with middlemen and that they had been identified.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore