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Madurai,Apr27(PTI) Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today dismissed a PIL seeking CBI probe into alleged irregularities in the appointment of faculty members in Madurai Kamaraj University from 2008 to 2011. A Division bench of Justice Banumathi and Justice B.Rajendran said the University Senate had passed a resolution for appointing a committee to probe the issue.If the petitioner had any grievance, he could inform the committee first.There was an in-built mechanism to address such issues. The bench declined to direct MKU to register a complaint with CBI on the issue. The Petitioner,I Ismail,a senate member, alleged that "irregularities" committed between 2008-2011 when P Karpaga Kumaravel was the Vice-Chancellor were reported in the audit report submitted for 2010-2011. "Therefore, it is for the Senate and the new Vice Chancellor to take necessary action if the petitioner brings the irregularities and illegalities committed by the second respondent (Kumaravel) to the notice on the basis of the audit report. We do not find any reason to interfere with the matter at this early stage", the judges said. Dismissing the plea, the judges said "It is always open for the petitioner to approach the appropriate authorities and bring to their notice for follow-up action. He being the Senate member, he can definitely do so in the manner known to law instead of rushing to the Court at the earliest stage with Public Interest Litigation."
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