SC dismisses bail plea of former UoS VC

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed the bail plea filed by Dr Ikram Chaudhry former Vice Chancellor (VC) University of Sargodha (UoS) and directed the trial court for early completion of trial.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed heard the case.

During the course of proceeding, NAB prosecutor general said Dr Ikram illegally approved Lahore and Mandi Bahauddin campuses of UoS. He said the former UoS VC also appointed 369 people without any advertisement.

The counsel for the accused said his client had authority to appoint 159 people while syndicate approved appointment of 210 persons.

The court after hearing arguments dismissed the bail plea and disposed of the case.