9 in PTU case on the runafter former V-C’s arrest
Jalandhar: Following the arrest of former Vice Chancellor of IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Dr Rajneesh Arora, yesterday, nine other persons nominated in the FIR are reportedly evading arrest.
They include four serving staffers of the university — law officer Geetika Sud, daughter of former BJP minister Tikshan Sud; associate professor Vishwadeep Singh, son of state RSS pracharak Kishore Kant; assistant director, cultural activities, Sumeer Sharma; and programmer Ashish Sharma.
Other prominent persons on the run include former director, recruitment, Dr RP Bhardwaj. He has also served as principal of Doaba College in Jalandhar. The Vigilance Bureau is also looking for Dharinder Tayal of Chandigarh-based Anovus group, who was earlier a member of the Board of Governors of the university. A Vigilance spokesperson said: “Our teams are on the lookout for the remaining nine accused. Since we first arrested the main accused, the others got a chance to escape. Our teams have also gone to Delhi to search for Parveen Kumar, a consultant hired by the former VC.”