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A letter of complaint from Stanford University physicists has led to an inquiry being established into alleged plagiarism by Balwant Singh Rajput, a high-energy physicist and vice-chancellor of Kumaun University, India.

Rajput and his group are accused of making minor changes to several papers by different authors, and publishing them under their own names.

Rajput says he is confident that the inquiry will find no truth in the allegations, and that members of his group had put his name on papers without his consent.

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Reference: Nature 420, 726 (2002)