SHILLONG, July 02: Outgoing Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary has stressed that the absconding CMJ University Chancellor CM Jha must be traced and arrested. Even as the state CID has failed to arrest Jha, the Governor told reporters on Tuesday, “He (Jha) should have been caught, that is what I feel.”
The CID had arrested four CMJ University officials that include its registrar, Mrinal Kanti Deb, deputy registrar Premlal Rai and two other university officials but failed to arrest Jha for allegedly distributing fake degrees to students.
While stating that the case may be complicated, Mooshahary nonetheless said, “The enormity of the case is so much that with limited resources that the state police have they are facing some problems but they are doing their best.”
Now that Mooshahary’s term as Meghalaya Governor is over, question is being raised as to what will happen to the CMJ University case and if it will be shelved?
But Mooshahary is not pessimistic as he feels that the case has become so high-profile that it would not be possible from consigning it to the dustbin.
Mooshahary said, “I have served three notices to the state government on the matter that contains everything. I don’t think it is possible to deviate and the case will reach its logical end.”
Mooshahary, who is the visitor of the CMJ University, literally played the role of a whistleblower as he exposed irregularities taking place in the CMJ University and has now sought dissolution of the university in accordance with Section 48 of the CMJ University Act, 2009.
The CMJ University which was established in 2009, has allegedly awarding a record number of 434 PhD degrees in the past one year apart from registering 490 more PhD scholars during the same year, which are not recognized by the UGC.