Love For Sister Brings Trouble For Assistant Professor

Delhi Police have registered a case against an assistant professor impersonating himself as Delhi LG VK Saxena to get the appointment of his sister at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) located in Dwarka.

NEW DELHI | Updated: 14 October, 2022 10:01 pm IST
Delhi Lt. Governor VK Saxena has taken an extremely serious view on this matter of impersonation

Delhi Police have registered a case against an assistant professor impersonating himself as Delhi LG VK Saxena to get the appointment of his sister at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) located in Dwarka.

A case under section 419 (impersonation) has been registered at Dwarka North police station on October 2. The accused is identified as Rohit Singh, who is posted as an assistant professor in the Economics Department of the university.

Police said as the accused is untraceable, a look-out circular (LOC) has been issued against him.

According to a statement from the LG office, a call was made on September 30 on the mobile phone of the university’s Vice Chancellor, Dr Mahesh Verma. The caller had identified himself as Lt. Governor VK Saxena and asked Verma to appoint a candidate in the English Department of the university.

To ascertain the veracity of the call, the Vice Chancellor contacted the LG’s secretariat, which denied having made any such call and asked for the matter to be reported to police immediately.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the impersonator, identified as Rohit Singh, an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department of the University, had made the call, posing as the LG, for the appointment of his sister Manvi Singh in the English Department of the University.

From the Call Detail Record (CDR) of the Vice Chancellor’s landline number, it was revealed that the call was made from a United Kingdom (UK) based number. Upon investigation, it was further established that the said UK number also had call interactions with mobile numbers belonging to the said candidate, Manvi Singh, and her father, Rajpal Singh.

Accordingly, the two were interrogated, and it was confessed to them that the UK-based number belonged to Manvi’s brother Rohit, police said. It was also said that Singh had gone to the UK on September 27 and did not return to India.

The statement from the LG office further stated that an internal inquiry by the University has been conducted and found the alleged involvement of some other university officials in this impersonation case, and suitable action against the concerned persons for violation of conduct and service rules has been initiated.

It has also been found that Rohit Singh travelled to the UK without the mandatory prior permission of the Competent Authority. Accordingly, a show-cause notice has also been issued to him by the university.

The Lt. Governor has taken an extremely serious view on this matter of impersonation and emphasised that it has never been his style of functioning to make calls or entertain any requests whatsoever that involve out-of-turn favours, benefits, or unethical practices.

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