Dyal Singh College principal facing charges of communalism, corruption sent on leave

The allegations include receiving kickbacks from a builder, disqualifying a candidate who had emerged a winner by nullifying the post and communalising the atmosphere of the college

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New Delhi: The governing body of Dyal Singh College here on Monday asked principal IS Bakshi to go on an indefinite leave in the wake of serious charges of communalisation and corruption against him.
 
The decision came almost ten days after the DUSU election result. Recently, Bakshi had nullified the election in which Rohan Awana had won with a handsome margin of almost 300 votes. Bakshi allegedly told Awana that he wouldn’t allow “Jat-Gujjarisation and saffronisation” of the college campus.

Dyal Singh College principal IS Bakshi
In his statement before the Governing Body members, Rohan alleged that principal Bakshi had also threatened him to rusticate. Awana, who has polled 760 votes, was elected as President of Dyal Singh College. His nearest rival candidate Yuvraj Rana has polled 443 votes.
 
In fact, the GB had received various other allegations from various staff, students and workers of the college against Bakshi. The allegations include receiving kickbacks from a builder, disqualifying a candidate who had emerged a winner by nullifying the post and communalising the atmosphere of the college.
 
The builder concerned had been questioned for his bills. The GB told him his accounts looked fishy and therefore he would be blacklisted. Scared, he admitted allegedly that some staff members of the college got a commission from the amount. His bill was found to be inflated by about Rs 25 lakh. When he agreed to return that amount to the college, Bakshi stopped the building project for which the contractor was working. That building now stands unfinished on the college campus.
Further, Bakshi terminated the services of technical auditor DK Ganguly because the latter had found horrible irregularities in the college’s accounts, a source in the college said.