Bethel Medical Mission College alleges theft of Rs 1 crore by RGUHS inspection team
Bangalore: A group of 8 men who came inspecting Bethel Medical Mission College on behalf of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), on March 7, are alleged to have absconded with original land documents of the college computer hard drives, CPUs and a sum of Rs 1 crore, collected by the college as fee for the year, by breaking open the cash box. The college officials who objected at the outset, as there was no prior intimation from the RGUHS about this inspection, were told by the inspection officials that they were there as per the directions of the In-charge Vice-Chancellor of RGUHS.
Pastor Sunny D, Founder, and President, Bethel Medical Group, told Bangalore Mirror, “When we asked the vice-chancellor, he said that the inspection was ordered as he had received a complaint from somewhere. We asked him to ask the committee members about the cash that they took from our college and he is not doing it. We had just finished collecting the college fee from all the students. There was cash up to a crore.”
The incident took place at 10.45 am on Wednesday when these eight men entered Bethel Medical Mission College in Laggere claiming to have come for an inspection on behalf of the RGUHS. The men are believed to have tried to inspect college documents, office rooms, and even the chairman’s chamber.
S Shivakumar, President, Karnataka State Association of the Management of Nursing and allied health science institutions, told Bangalore Mirror, “Some men are said to have trespassed the college premises on March 7 claiming to be the representatives of RGUHS who have come on the direction of MK Ramesh, in-charge vice-chancellor of RGUHS.”
“The team has inspected the college without taking prior permission and without showing any official orders from the concerned authority. However, we are not questioning the university for inspecting any institution. But this was done without any official orders and consent of the management of the college. The men trespassed the premises including the cabin of the chairman of the college,” Shivakumar added.
“They have confiscated the land documents and allegedly broke open the cash box and taken the important original documents which belonged to the institution. Along with that, they took cash roughly amounting to Rs 1 crore, CPU and the hard disc of the systems of the accountant of the college.” he further informed.
A police complaint was lodged at the Nandini Layout police station on March 7. Meanwhile, RGUHS authorities denied that any cash was taken. “The inspection was ordered based on a complaint but there was no cash involved. The VC has ordered a probe to investigate this,” an RGUHS official informed the daily.