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More trouble for jailed SRM Chancellor Pachamuthu

Covai Post Network


It is raining trouble for the SRM group of educational institutions and its Chancellor TR Pachamuthu who was arrested on Friday in connection with medical admission scam. He has been lodged in judicial custody after he was produced in magistrate’s court following his medical examination.

On Saturday, further trouble erupted for the its Chancellor after a well known film financier Mukundchand Bothra filed a complaint against Pachamuthu with the police. The financier complained to the police that he was threatened by the SRM Chancellor over phone.

He told media persons that he had given Rs 7 crore for the production of a film to film producer Madhan who was associated with Pachamuthu.

Incidentally, Madhan is missing since May and he is alleged to have collected lot of money from students and their parents promising them seats in medical college of the SRM University.

Bothra alleged that he advanced the money to Madhan only after Pachamuthu asked him to. The film financier alleged that Madhan gave him a cheque for an amount off Rs 1 crore but it had bounced.

Already SRM Chancellor Pachamuthu is in trouble following his arrest in the medical admissions cam and is now currently lodged in jail under judicial custody till September 9. He was lodged in the Puzhal central jail after his medical examination at Royapeta government hospital.

Pachamuthu’s lawyers have moved the magistrate’s court for bail, which would be taken up for consideration on Monday.

As many as 112 students and parents have made complaints against the SRM university for charging money in lieu of medical seat in the college but have alleged that neither they were given admission nor were they returned money.

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