CBI searches Visva Bharati University

New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday carried out searches at the prestigious Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan in connection with alleged irregularities committed by a former Vice-Chancellor.

CBI sources said the searches started at seven places this morning after the investigating agency registered a case on a reference received from the Central government in this regard.

It is alleged that UGC guidelines were not followed in the appointment process during the tenure of a former Vice-Chancellor, the sources said.

The university was founded by Rabindranath Tagore.