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Jha faces arrest for fraud

Shillong, March 7: The arrest of CMJ University chancellor Chandra Mohan Jha is imminent after the Supreme Court today cancelled his anticipatory bail.

On March 3, the apex court had asked the investigating agency to file a status report on the case relating to the private varsity.

The university was alleged to have awarded “fake” degrees to students hailing from different parts of the country.

“The court perused the report submitted by the investigating agency today, and thereafter, dismissed the special leave petition filed by Jha, thereby rejecting the interim protection granted to him,” advocate Ranjan Mukherjee said over phone from New Delhi.

He said the court was convinced that the case was not fit for anticipatory bail.

The bail was granted to Jha since July 19, 2013.

With the cancellation of the bail, Mukherjee said it was now for the police department to do the needful.

Former Governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary had alleged that there had been “mismanagement, mal-administration, indiscipline and failure” in accomplishing the objectives of the private university.

Mooshahary, who was also the visitor to the private university, had lodged an FIR against it on April 26.

Subsequently, a police case was registered with the CID police station (Case No. 2 (4) 2013 under Sections 420/406/466 IPC).