Gorakhpur. On Wednesday morning, Bihar’s Special Vigilance Unit raided the Azad Nagar East residence of Prof. Rajendra Prasad Yadav, Vice Chancellor of Magadh University of Bihar. The raid lasted for more than 15 hours. On Wednesday itself, the official residence of the Vice Chancellor in Gaya and the office of Bodh Gaya were also searched. A case has been registered against the vice-chancellor in the name of making purchases in the university for a breakup of Rs 30 crore.
Gorakhpur During the raids, Rs 70 lakh cash was found from the residence of Vice Chancellor Prof. Rajendra Prasad Yadav, for which two machines of the city had to be called for counting. Along with foreign currency of Rs 5 lakh, jewelery worth Rs 15 lakh has also been recovered. The investigation team has also got some papers of land worth about one crore. These lands have been bought in the last few years. Along with this, many bank accounts, lockers have also been detected. Rajendra Prasad has also invested in the stock market. Investigation also revealed that 86 guards were posted on paper for Magadha University campus, whereas only 47 were found working there.
A case of corruption and embezzlement is registered against the Vice Chancellor
DSP Vikas Chand, who is heading the Special Monitoring Unit, said that a case has been registered against Rajendra Prasad under 420, 120B as well as the Corruption Act. Investigation is being done in the same episode. Vice-Chancellor Rajendra Prasad is accused of committing arbitrariness during his tenure as the Vice Chancellor of Magadha University and Veer Kunwar Singh University. Purchased from the preferred suppliers in the tender process without any need. Crores of purchases were made from the firm of relatives. Prof. Rajendra Prasad has been the Vice Chancellor of DDU Gorakhpur University and State University Prayagraj. Along with this, he is the teacher of Defense Studies of Gorakhpur University. In the year 2019, he was made the Vice Chancellor of Magadha University.