Multan-Registrar Office of the Bahauddin Zakariya University on Monday became a battlefield when a former registrar stormed the office along with his supporters in an alleged attempt to occupy the premises, leaving an Admin officer seriously injured.

BZU Director Public Relations Prof Abdul Qudoos Sohaib told the media that the bid was foiled and an application has filed with the Alpa Police for registration of case against the assailants.

On the other hand, Malik Munir also lodged an application against some BZU officials for registration of police case. He claimed that he is a serving Registrar of the university and all efforts to bar him from sitting in his office are illegal.

The eye-witnesses told police that the former registrar Malik Munir, who is currently suspended by the varsity on charges of corruption and embezzlements, attacked the office with the help of Sohail Akhtar, Junior Clerk, Mushtaq and Imam Bakhsh, Naib Qasids, Haji Mureed Hussain, Assistant, Abdul Sattar Ranjha, Junior Clerk, Zulfiqar, Machine Operator, Hafeezur Rehman, Junior Lab Attendant and many others.

“Brandishing wooden sticks and rods, they thrashed the staff and seriously injured Admin Officer Suleman Jutt, who was rushed to hospital with a head injury. They hurled threats of dire consequences to varsity officers,” they added.

Briefing the media, Prof Abdul Qudoos Sohaib said that NAB and Anti-Corruption Department are investigating the corruption cases of Malik Munir and he is out of jail on bail. He informed that the former Registrar is facing serious allegations like Rs1.45 billion embezzlement in Lahore Campus case, giving jobs to his former wife and son illegally, unlawful registration of students and giving benefits to his relatives through unfair means.

“He was terminated by the varsity in 2003 but he got himself reinstated with the help of his influential contacts. Now he has been suspended by the syndicate and an inquiry committee constituted to investigate into allegations against him will present its report in 15 days,” he added. He said that a show cause notice had been served on Malik Munir while the persons accompanying him had also been suspended and the Vice Chancellor had constituted an inquiry committee which will present its report very soon. He declared that the BZU had decided in principle to resist and foil all bids from the corrupt elements

Talking to the journalists at the spot, Malik Munir warned that if the BZU administration barred him from joining his office, he would commit self-immolation outside Registrar office. “I’ll sprinkle petrol on my head and set myself on fire, if I am not allowed to sit in my office.”