Swami Shraddhanand College Student’s Union President Saurabh Mann is set to be expelled citing “wrong and mala-fide admission” following a complaint filed by his opponent for not meeting the cut-off. On January 8, the Deputy Dean of Students’ Welfare (DSW) wrote to the college principal seeking immediate suspension of the President.
Asked if Mann had been suspended, acting principal P V Khatri said, “We are still enquiring as to how he was granted admission. There seems to be some issue related to his OBC category. If his admission is found to be incorrect, we will cancel it.”
Mann, a student of BA Programme was challenged by Sanjay, his opponent for elections under the accusation questioning both his position and admission into the college. Mann is yet to receive a letter of suspension despite the University’s declaration of fraud. “The committee, therefore, recommends immediate suspension of admission of Mann, pending detailed enquiry by your office, which must be completed within 10 days of the issuance of the letter,” said the letter signed by Deputy Dean of Student’s Welfare (DSW), Gurpreet Tuteja.
While Sanjay and Mann could not be reached for a comment, the lawyers representing them, Rishi Raj and J S Rupal respectively, confirmed that the university had found Mann fell short of the cut-off, and had asked the college to enquire. College Election Officer Suraj Mandal said Mann would be removed from his post. “I will probably make the announcement on Monday that he will cease to remain president. Either the petitioner will be given a chance to become president or we will have a union without the president,” he said.
News Source: The Indian Express