Dehradun/Noida: Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday 9 July 2021 conducted searches at 14 residential and official premises of the accused including the then Vice Chancellor, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal (Uttarakhand); OSD to then Vice Chancellor and others in Dehradun, Srinagar (Uttarakhand) and Noida, (U.P.). Three lockers in different banks were also operated. Various incriminating documents pertaining to the case have been recovered.
CBI had earlier registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) against the then Vice Chancellor, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, and others on the allegation that the Vice Chancellor during his tenure from 2014 till 2016, committed certain irregularities in grant of affiliation to various colleges and institutes. It was also alleged that alongwith his OSD and other unknown officials of the University, the Vice Chancellor had encouraged extension of affiliation to different private institutes and colleges, in contravention of the Guidelines & Regulations for continuation or extension of existing affiliation of colleges. After completion of the enquiry, six regular cases against the accused including the then Vice Chancellor, HNB Garhwal University; OSD to the then Vice Chancellor, other public servants, private persons, six private institutions have been registered and investigation is on.