Action is yet to be initiated four months after a court here ordered reinvestigation into the alleged manipulation of marks awarded to some LLB students in October 2008 examination of Mangalore University.
The First Additional Senior Civil Judge Court on March 6 ordered Konaje police to reinvestigate the matter while rejecting a B report (closure report) filed by the police in the case. The Mangalore University Registrar P.S. Yadapadithaya had filed a private complaint against lecturer Stephen Quadros on May 20, 2011, which the court had earlier ordered the police to investigate.
The Konaje police filed the B report on July 29, 2012, pointing out that the University had already filed a complaint (Crime No. 44/2010), in which case the police had filed a charge sheet. Investigation into the private complaint would lead to prosecuting Mr. Quadros twice, the investigation officer said. Opposing the report, the University said there was no question of double prosecution as the proceedings related to Crime No. 44/2010 had been quashed by the High Court. The High Court had quashed them on the technical ground that the university could not file a complaint directly to the police station, the university contended.
In its order on March 6, the court said it had taken judicial notice of the High Court order and had directed the police to file final report with respect to a private complaint on September 3, 2011.
The court said the investigation officer had erroneously filed a B report disregarding its order.
Meanwhile, Devananda Gaonkar, Joint Director, Mangalore Region of the Department of Collegiate Education, confirmed on Friday that Mr. Quadros worked in a government college in Honnavar. The government had transferred him to Government Women First Grade College, Balmatta. Accordingly, he reported to duty on Friday.