CMJ Foundation issues notice to DGP, others

By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: A day after the CID sealed the residence of the elusive Chancellor of CMJ University Chandra Mohan Jha, the legal advisor of Chandra Mohan Jha Foundation SP Sharma issued a legal notice to some senior police officials including the Director General of Police (DGP) Prem Singh seeking compensation for unauthorizedly occupying the university premises.

The notice threatened to initiate legal and criminal proceedings if the university premises is not vacated within seven days.

Besides the DGP, the notice was addressed to Additional Director General (CID) SK Jain, Assistant IGP (CID), J Momin and CID Investigation Officer C Thammar.

In the legal notice, Sharma said the properties and assets of the university at Shillong and Jorabat were occupied by police personnel in an unauthorized manner and the university has been deprived of from using its assets and properties since May 2.

According to Sharma, no formal order was produced from the court to occupy the premises of the university.

“Persons responsible for unauthorized use and occupation of properties of the university are liable to be prosecuted to pay the damages to the university,” the notice added.

The notice also said that the university has not been able to function and it has to pay salary to its staff to the tune of Rs 7.5 lakh per month and it amounts to Rs 15 lakhs for the month of May and June.

The legal advisor also said that his client is entitled to claim punitive rent as the police personnel have occupied university premises.

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