The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has raided the Chennai Indian Maritime University (IMU) campus at Uthandi and the residence of the Vice Chancellor P. Vijayan in Kottivakkam following complaints of corruption against him, media reports say. It is believed that the CBI’s anti-corruption wing has registered a case of disproportionate assets against the VC. Officials say incriminating documents have been seized during the daylong raids.
CBI sources quoted in the Times of India say that they are investigating allegations of financial misappropriation and corruption against Mr Vijayan. The newspaper quotes a senior CBI official as saying that the VC “had taken financial consideration for giving approvals and clearances” to maritime educational and training institutes who did not have the required infrastructure. CBI officials have claimed that the VC has bought several properties around Chennai. "His monthly salary is Rs 80,000 but he has been on a property buying spree in Chennai and its suburbs. We have seized several property documents from his house during raids," a CBI official is quoted as having said.