North Gujarat University Vice Chancellor removed over corruption charges
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Wednesday removed Prof B A Prajapati as the Vice Chancellor of the Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University (HNGU) over charges of corruption and irregularities.
The decision to remove Prajapati from the post of vice chancellor of the Patan-based university was taken by the CM after an inquiry by the state Lokayukta concluded that he had misused his powers and indulged in "serious irregularities and corruption", a statement issued by the state government said.
Based on the inquiry report, Rupani removed Prajapati from the post on Wednesday, it added. Prajapati had been appointed as the VC of this state-run university in December 2016. Prior to that, he had served as the VC of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. The HNGU jurisdiction encompasses four districts- Mehsana, Patan, Banaskantha and Sabarkantha.