A City Civil and Sessions Court in Bangalore has rejected the plea of N.S. Ashok Kumar, former Registrar (Evaluation) of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), to restrain the Vice-Chancellor from interfering in peaceful possession and enjoyment of the “office” of the Registrar (Evaluation).

The VIII Additional City Civil and Sessions Judge Master R.K.G.M.M. Mahaswamiji passed the order while rejecting Mr. Kumar’s plea for granting temporary injunction against his removal from “office”.

In his suit, Mr. Kumar, who was suspended from the post on charges of an alleged marks card scam in January, had described the office of the Registrar (Evaluation) as a “scheduled property” and had claimed right over the “office/post”. The Civil Court, in its January 30 interim order, had directed the V-C not to come in the way of Mr. Kumar’s peaceful possession of the “office”.

Following this, the RGUHS had filed objections before the Civil Court pointing out that a person had already taken charge of the post of Registrar (Evaluation), and moreover Mr. Kumar had suppressed facts, like pendency of his writ petition before the High Court and his suspension from the post, in his suit. After consideration, the Civil Court has now found “no substance or force in the arguments of the plaintiff [Mr. Kumar] while pointing out that he has “not made out a clear and undoubted right or lien over the scheduled office/post”. The court adjourned hearing on the suit to April 16.

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