JNU's Centre for Study of Discrimination and Social Exclusion shuts down
Days after a forged letter reportedly announced the end of its funding, Jawaharlal Nehru University's Centre for Study of Discrimination and Social Exclusion (CSDE) has been shut down.
On Wednesday, an FIR was lodged with Delhi Police in connection with fraud, forgery and conspiracy theft at the IP Estate police station after complaints from the Deputy Secretary level officer of the government of India.
Police officials stated that a proper investigation will be conducted to find out who sent the order to shut down CSDE.
"Police will investigate the conspiracy behind the false letter received by JNU by the University Grants Commission (UGC)," said a police official.
Police are also looking to find answers so as to ascertain the identity of the culprit who sent the fake letter.
Earlier, the higher education regulator had claimed that the letter in its name, purportedly received by JNU, which announced an end to the funding of the University's CSDE, was a "forged one". UGC also said that the CSDE, which carries research on issues related to Dalits, SC/ST and minorities, will continue to receive funds.