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UoM VC asked to appear before Priviliges Committee on May 30

Vacation Judge Justice Ravi Malimath refusing to give any interim relief to Prof K S Rangappa, Vice Chancellor, Univer­sity of Mysore, has asked him to appear before the Privileges Committee of the Legislative Council in Bengaluru on May 30.

Prof Rangappa, has come under the scanner for allegedly committing breach of privilege of the Legislature by not taking approval of the Legisla­tive Assembly and Coun­cil for the different stat­utes constituted by the UoM and KSOU.

Prof Rangappa was first summoned by the committee in January, after a privilege motion was moved by MLCs Arun Shahapur and Ga­nesh Karnik against UoM and KSOU on November 11, 2015.

Despite repeatedly being summoned, he has reportedly failed to ap­pear before the Commit­tee, which is probing into the reported violations by UoM and KSOU.

Meanwhile, Prof Rangappa claimed the constitution of the privi­lege committee headed by MLC G Madhusudhan is arbitrary. “Madhusud­han being a complainant and having raised sev­eral allegations against me cannot be allowed to head the committee.”

It may be recalled that the privilege committee of the Karnataka Legisla­tive Council had decided to issue arrest warrants against Rangappa for having failed to appear before the Committee, which is probing into the reported violations by UoM and KSOU. The Legislative Council Sec­retary V Sreesh, on April 29, issued a final notice to both Prof Rangappa and former KSOU VC Prof M G Krishnan to appear before the com­mittee without fail, at 11 am on May 4 to which he did not attend, instead furnished a medical cer­tificate seeking to be ex­cused.

Prof Rangappa has been accused of not following the statutes framed by KSOU before both Houses of the Leg­islature

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