AHMEDABAD: 22 Aug 2015
A team of state anti-corruption bureau (ACB) trapped a head of department at Government Dental College and Hospital on Civil Hospital campus on Thursday.
Investigators said that the complainants, three Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) students, had shelled out Rs 20,000 each to pay to the accused so as not to face harassment.
According to ACB officials, an MDS student had approached the bureau with complaint against Babu S Parmar, professor and head of department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Parmar was not only the head but also guide for their masters course project.
"As per the complaint, Parmar used to get the students do his personal work, get them pay his various bills including phone and fuel and also used to get snacks and meals on their expenses. They used to comply as Parmar's displeasure could hamper their marks or result into delay in practical work assignments and assessment. However, the demands reached a new height recently when seniors told the three students that the professor wanted a high-end smartphone for his birthday on August 24," said an ACB official.
When the students showed inability to purchase the phone, they decided to give money instead. It was at this stage that they informed ACB. A team of ACB led by inspector R N Patel accompanied students when they handed over Rs 20,000 each at Parmar's chamber in the college on Thursday afternoon.
"Further questioning is on in the case. It is possible that other students might also come forward to register complaint. We have also approached the college authorities to ascertain whether they knew about the practice," said Patel.