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VC won’t brook meddling

Calcutta, June 22: Kalyani University vice-chancellor Rattan Lal Hangloo will put in his papers if he is pressured beyond a point but he will insist on a fair probe into the cash-for-seats allegations, sources close to him said today.

The history professor, who hails from Kashmir, is also said to have told his associates that his sole objective was to clean up the university.

Hangloo declined comment, asked if he could resign because of the pressure.

But the sources said he was being subjected to pressure from several quarters since he formally sought a state government probe into allegations that 39 students had obtained admission to a private BEd college that was affiliated to Kalyani University by bribing Trinamul student leaders, university officials and some of the teachers.

“He has received several phone calls since then,” one source said.

Asked if there has been any response to his June 16 demand for a probe, Hangloo said: “I am awaiting a response from the state government. It would help in deciding what kind of action could be taken against the offenders.”

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