CBI Report on K’taka, AP Law Colleges Upsets HC

Madurai: The Madras High Court bench here on Wednesday said that it was not satisfied with a CBI report on the functioning of Law Universities and colleges in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and inter-state offences committed by 14 LLB degree students hailing from Madurai and directed the agency to conduct a detailed probe on it and file a report.
The court had on April 29 directed the CBI to probe the inter-state offences committed by 14 students, who had enrolled themselves in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh’s private law colleges.
The court gave the direction on a petition by K Sriguru, an advocate, who submitted that the 14 students illegally obtained admissions in law colleges in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
He submitted that without having sufficient attendance and by “bribing college authorities”, they wrote the examination using proxies. Most of them did not have formal education, he alleged, adding, they were trying to get themselves enrolled in the Bar Council after getting their degree and sought a CBI probe into the matter.
Justice Nagamuthu on Wednesday also ordered issue of direction to implead Tamil Nadu Bar Council and Bar Council of India as respondents and sought their explanations regarding the complaints.
The CBI Superintendent of Anti corruption wing submitted that it was not possible to visit each and every college in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and verify the details about their functioning and most of the colleges did not have CCTV to find whether those who had enrolled for LLB courses attended the colleges. However, the colleges were verifying educational qualifications.
There are 37 Law colleges in Andhra Pradesh and 58 in Karnataka which included Universities. The colleges had prescribed working time and insisted on 75 pc attendance for the students, the counsel for CBI said. PTI