New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The head of the Department of Buddhist Studies of the Delhi University has written to the varsity registrar informing him about cancellation of Ankiv Baisoya’s admission after it was found he furnished a fake degree, police said Friday. Also Read - FMGE 2021: Delhi High Court Dismisses Doctors Plea, Exam Will Be Held On June 18

Sources from the registrar office said Professor K T S Sarao, the head of the Department of Buddhist Studies, has written to the registrar office after they received confirmation from the Thiruvalluvar University that Baisoya was never a student of the varsity. Also Read - Sushant Singh Rajput's Father's Plea Dismissed by Delhi High Court, Nyay: The Justice to Release Soon

“He has written a letter to registrar informing about the cancellation of admission. A copy of this has been given to SHO (Maurice Nagar). We have written to the registrar. If any communication is made by any authority, we may take legal action,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Harendra Kumar Singh said. Also Read - Juhi Chawla 5G Implementation: Man Interrupts Virtual Hearing By Singing 'Lal Lal Hothon Pe'

Baisoya, who was elected the DUSU president in September, resigned from his post on Thursday after the ABVP asked him to do so. He has also been suspended from the students’ outfit till an inquiry is complete into the allegations.

While the ABVP said the decision was taken to maintain the “genuineness” of the DUSU, the move drew criticism from the NSUI and AISA, which claimed it was done under pressure ahead of the high court hearing on November 20.

In a Facebook post, Baisoya said he was resigning form the post of DUSU president because he respects the mandate of the Delhi University students, who voted for him.

Congress-affiliated National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) leader Sunny Chillar has filed a plea in the Delhi High Court seeking to set aside Baisoya’s election, alleging that according to news reports the registrar of Thiruvalluvar University “unambiguously and unequivocally” declared Baisoya’s certificate to be “fake and forged”.

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