In the case of a scholarship scam of Rs 500 crore related to the Social Welfare Department, the High Court has said that if the matter is so big, then how will the SIT investigate this matter and why not conduct a CBI probe? A bench of Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice RC Khulbe made this comment after the reply came to the court on Monday that six states are linked to the scam.
On Monday, the Chief Secretary presented an affidavit in the court hearing on the petition of Ravindra Jugran, Dehradun. It was accepted that the scholarship scam was linked to six states. On this, the Chief Justice’s Bench reversed and asked how SIT would investigate such a big case. On this, the government counsel told the court that the investigation by the SIT is almost complete. On this, the Court reiterated why not the CBI investigate this matter. The bench decided to give them time to reply to the next hearing on February 18. The bench also said that it is also possible that the court gives judgments on 18 itself.
In the past too, the High Court had asked the government why the matter is not investigated by the CBI. In this case, the SIT was formed on the instructions of the Chief Minister and SIT Chairman Dr. Manjunath had filed an affidavit in the High Court and said that the government departments are not cooperating in the investigation. In the past, the Chief Secretary had filed an affidavit but at that time the court was not satisfied with the reply of the government.
Subsequently, SIT Chairman and traffic superintendent of Haridwar was transferred. The court also banned this transfer and ordered the state government to cooperate with the SIT. Ravindra Jugran demanded that the CBI probe the matter. Jugran said that crores of rupees were stuck in SC / ST scholarship. Money was taken in his name, but the money was not given to the students. Read more posts…