SP City would head the probe
To probe the alleged embezzlement of funds regarding Vir Chandra Singh Gadhwali Swarozgar Yojna , a special investigation team headed by SP City has been formed. In the case, the beneficiaries who were not entitled to avail the scheme along with some district officers have been booked. The case has been filed in the SIIDCUL police station, it is learnt. SSP Haridwar Janmejay Khanduri has ordered the probe into the matter.
It is learnt from the police sources that SP City Kamlesh Upadhyay would head the SIT while ASP and CO city Ayush Agarwal and inspectors- Kamal Kumar Lunthi and Akram Ansari- would be members. Speaking to The Pioneer, SSP said, “SIT has been formed to probe the embezzlement allegation. The whole matter would be investigated in a transparent and impartial manner.”
Mention worthy, following the order of the chief judicial magistrate court, a case had been lodged against a host of officials of the district, including the then district magistrate, who were deputed during the period between 2003 and 2011 in connection with the charges of embezzlement of funds and favouritism shown in distribution of loans under a government scheme. The advocate Arun Bhadauria had moved court on the matter and the case had been registered a few days ago under the IPC 420 and 120B. A total of 252 beneficiaries had been shown under the scheme of Vir Chandra Singh Gadhwali Swarozgar Yojna-meant to provide employment opportunities to the unemployed youths. However, as per the complaint, the actual beneficiaries had been political leaders, MLAs and income tax payers who had been given loans in the place of the unemployed youths, the advocate said. Under the scheme, a subsidy of 25% is given on the total loan amount at a minimal interest rate.
Notably, Bhadauria had moved CJM court on December 23 2011 against then DM , CDO, district tourism officer, the district manager of a bank which gave loans, general manager of district industries centre, NABARD representative and a transport officer.
It is learnt that the pre-condition of availing the scheme is submission of an affidavit declaring that the applicant for the loan is unemployed and is a permanent resident of Haridwar. Besides, the applicant must state that he is not defaulter of any financial institution and he must also declare his salary, if any.
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | PNS | Haridwar
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