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Swamy asks CBI to file FIR against Amartya Sen

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy   | Photo Credit: Rajeev Bhatt

Citing a CAG report on the alleged “reckless misuse” of funds in the recently set-up Nalanda University, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has lodged a complaint with the Central Bureau of Investigation seeking the registration of a corruption case against the Chancellor, Professor Amartya Sen.

Dr. Swamy, in a letter to CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha, on Wednesday said: “The FIR may be registered, inter alia, on the basis of audit reports of the CAG for defalcation and reckless misuse of funds, and lack of accountability, criminal breach of trust, criminal misappropriation of public funds and embezzlement of about Rs.3,000 crore of taxpayers’ money.”

The BJP leader sought an investigation into alleged offences under various Sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act against Prof. Sen, “who is a deemed public servant having been Chancellor of a wholly Union Government-financed and recently set up Nalanda University.”

Dr. Swamy also cited two news reports, stating: “I am sure with this information, you will be in a position to proceed to establish a prima facie case. Since this matter may go to a court of law, I request you to acknowledge this complaint of facts and indicate to me when the CBI may choose to register an FIR.”

The complaint comes days after Prof. Sen withdrew his candidature for a second term as University Chancellor.

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