CM Jha serves legal notice to DGP, CID officials
Shillong, June 27: In a new twist to the controversial CMJ University episode, the University Chancellor CM Jha on Thursday asked Meghalaya Police to pay Rs 15 lakh and vacate the University premises.
In a legal notice through his counsel SP Sharma, Jha asked Meghalaya DGP Prem Singh, ADG (CID) SK Jain, AIG (CID) J Momin and Investigating Officer (CID) C Thammar to clear the payment and vacate the university premises within one week or he will move Court.
According to Jha “in the name of investigation, the properties and assets of the University at Laitumkhrah, Shillong and at Jorabat, Ri-Bhoi district have been occupied by the police personnel in unauthorized and illegal manner and the university has been deprived of from using its assets and properties since May 2 last.”
He also claimed that a formal order from any Court has not been produced or shown giving the authority to police to occupy the two premises of the University.
According to Jha, due to the alleged unauthorized use and occupation of the University premises, it has not been able to function its day to day affairs and it has to pay the salary to the staff to the tune of Rs. 7.50 lakh per month amounting to Rs. 15 lakh for the month of May, 2013 and June, 2013. Thus, he was demanded this amount be paid to him.
Additionally, he claimed that extensive damage has been done to equipments, materials of the University and actual assessment of these damages cannot be ascertained at this point of time. He has asked his counsel to recover back the damage cost from the Meghalaya DGP and the CID officials.
Similarly, Jha also said he would assess the punitive rent to be paid by police for allegedly occupying his properties illegally. This, he said, would be communicated to the aforementioned officials in due course of time.