India's CBI clears former AMU official of graft raps

Updated 12 August 2013
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India's CBI clears former AMU official of graft raps

India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday exonerated Prof. P. K. Abdul-Azis, the former vice chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), from a series of corruption charges that were labelled against him by his rivals.
The CBI has submitted its report on the alleged financial irregularities involving the VC as the agency couldn’t find anything incriminating against him.
Talking to Arab News over phone, Azis, currently the vice chancellor of the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya, expressed his happiness over the CBI decision.
“Thanks to Almighty Allah, the CBI clean chit has come as a big relief,” he said and expressed thanks to the agency for “bringing out the truth.”
“I am also thankful to my well wishers for having full faith in me. I can now easily take my mission for the upliftment of education ahead.”
Azis was AMU vice chancellor from 2007 to 2012, in which period several allegations were made against him by his rivals including misconduct under the AMU Act 1920, violating the statutes directives, ordinances and regulations of the AMU Grant Commission.
Azis, it was alleged, made the AMU pay his income tax besides violating university rules by transferring Rs 80 million of Provident Fund money from the State Bank of India to Shreyas Gramin Bank.
It was also alleged that the university funds were misused for interior decoration of his residence. At least 26 charges were framed against him, out of which 17 were of administrative level, but Azis had refuted these charges.
The Union Ministry of Human Resources and Development set two panels to probe the matter, but their findings remained inconclusive. Later at the request of Kapil Sibal, the former minister of human resources and development, the CBI began the investigation.
It first registered a preliminary inquiry in July 2011 after it was alleged that he had flouted rules of the institution for his own benefits. He was grilled for alleged financial irregularities too.
Giving clean chit to Azis, the CBI had submitted the closure report at Patiala House court of CBI Judge Swarnakanta Sharma.


Hungary detains Syrian Daesh member accused of killings: prosecutors

Updated 22 March 2019
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Hungary detains Syrian Daesh member accused of killings: prosecutors

  • Eurojust, the European agency that oversees judicial co-operation in crime investigations, working with Belgian and Hungarian authorities, found evidence later that he was a member of Daesh
  • Prior to being detained, the man was already awaiting deportation to Greece

BUDAPEST: Hungarian authorities have detained a Syrian man on Friday accused of taking part in beheadings in Syria as a member of Daesh, Budapest prosecutors said in a statement.
The man, not identified in the statement, is suspected of executing about 20 people in 2016, all family members of a person in Homs city who refused to join Daesh, the prosecutors said.
The statement said the man, prior to being detained, was already awaiting deportation to Greece.
He had been caught with forged documents in Budapest's main airport on Dec. 30 last year, given a suspended prison sentence for human trafficking and other crimes, and ordered expelled from Hungary.
Eurojust, the European agency that oversees judicial co-operation in crime investigations, working with Belgian and Hungarian authorities, found evidence later that he was a member of Daesh, the prosecutors said.