Court to hear Rangappa’s bail plea today

The III additional district and session court is likely to resume hearing on a bail plea of Mysore University Vice Chancellor K S Rangappa in connection with th alleged irregularities at Karnataka State Open University.

Advocate C M Jagadish, who is representing Rangappa, said that the hearing bail of anticipatory bail petition of his client was adjourned after the public prosecutor sought time to file objection. It will come up for a hearing at II additional district and session court on Wednesday.

Rangappa is facing FIR charges based on the findings of audit reports of 2012–13 and 2013–14 pertaining to, among other things, purchase of computers by the university in violation of the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurements Act and violation of the memorandum of understanding the university had entered into with a Mumbai-based information technology company.

Rangappa, who is in the US to attend AKAA Sammelana, is expected to return to the city on September 6.

It is also said, the other accused in the case, former VC KSOU M G Krishnan and seven others who were accused in the case are untraceable.

Police sources have said that all seven accused, who are facing charges under IPC Section 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant) are not traceable. “The probe is under way and we have sought relevant documents from KSOU.”

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