SIT lodges 12 FIRs against 22 colleges in ST-SC scholarship scam
On the directions of the State administration, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up to probe the SC-ST scholarship scam has registered 12 FIRs against 22 colleges for irregularities in scholarship money amounting to about RS 10.88 crore. These self-finance institutions are accused of showing fake admissions to embezzle crores of money meant to be paid as scholarship to SC-ST students in Haridwar and Dehradun districts. According to information provided by the SIT, the Baba Farid Institute of Technology at Suddhowala, Chakrata Road in Dehradun has allegedly embezzled an amount of Rs 31,26,544. Similarly, DRPME Saharanpur (UP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Polytechnic, DEC College of Education, DCET, DCTC, Doon College of Law, Doon College of Ganeshpur- all in Saharanpur have allegedly embezzled Rs 1.48 crore. Monand University at Hapur (UP) allegedly embezzled 1.02 crore while Himalayan Group of Professional Institution, Himachal Pradesh allegedly embezzled Rs 26,48,700.Shri Ram Institute of Professional Studies, Kalka Engineering College, Kalka Institute for Research and Advanced Studies- all in Meerut allegedly embezzled Rs 15,98,400.
Krishna College of Law at Chhutmalpur, Saharanpur (UP) allegedly embezzled Rs 20,52,200 while Om Santosh Private ITI also in Saharanpur allegedly embezzled Rs 26,49,700. Swami Vivekanand College of Education Roorkee, allegedly embezzled Rs 24,83,500 while College of Advanced Technology in Roorkee allegedly embezzled Rs 5.61 crore.
Similarly the Roorkee College of Education at Sherpur in Haridwar allegedly embezzeled Rs 82,78,200 while Saraswati Professional Degree College at Jagjitpur, Haridwar allegedly embezzled Rs 41,42,600. Investigation has been started against all of these institutions with filing of FIRs in various police stations of Haridwar and Dehradun.
The SIT chief, Manjunath TC informed that with the lodging of FIRs, teams have been deployed for investigation and further action in the cases.
Monday, 15 June 2020 | PNS | Haridwar
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