Ex-Chancellor of Manav Bharti University (accused of selling fake degree) granted bail by the Himachal Pradesh HC

Ex-Chancellor of Manav Bharti University (Accused in selling fake degree) granted bail by the Himachal Pradesh HC

Ex-Chancellor of Manav Bharti University, Ram Kumar Rana was granted bail by the High Court of Himachal Pradesh. He is accused of selling fake degrees.

The Bench of Hon’ble Justice Anoop Chitkara was hearing the matter. The accused was booked under Sections 120B, 420, 467, 468 of the Indian Penal Code.

The counsel for the petitioner submitted that petitioner was just the Chancellor and in fact it is the Vive-Chancellor and other administrative staff is responsible for the functioning of the University.  On the other hand, the Advocate General submitted that the petitioner’s scheme was to sell fake degrees. However, involvement of more persons in selling counterfeit degrees cannot be ruled out and such persons have been linked to the University in one way or other.

The court then added:

“the Court is granting bail to the petitioner, subject to strict terms and conditions, which shall be over and above and irrespective of the contents of the form of bail bonds in chapter XXXIII of CrPC, 1973”.


“The petitioner shall not leave the country without the permission of this Court and once the Trial Court takes the cognizance, then from the Trial Court”.

Anusha Richa Mishra
"Let justice be done, though the heavens fall" I am Anusha Richa Mishra and I believe that justice is for everyone and the correct approach towards it is to spread awareness, to awaken, uplift and enable each and every individual so that they get what look wish for. I am a Graduate in Economics and am currently pursuing my degree of LLB from BVDU’s New Law College, Pune. I aspire to contribute to the society through my efforts and approach towards a just environment where we co-exist, follow the law and worship the Constitution.