After Dehradun and Haridwar, a scholarship scam has also been found in Udham Singh Nagar, Nainital, and Tehri Garhwal. The SIT, headed by IG Sanjay Gunjyal, has filed a case against several institutions on Thursday for scams in the three districts after several days of investigation. These institutions have been accused of including students of a general category in the SC-ST category and grabbing crores of scholarships on the basis of fake admission.
The apprehension of a scam across the state in the scholarship of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes proved to be true. The SIT, headed by IG Sanjay Gunjyal, confirmed the investigation of the scholarship scam in 11 districts, except Dehradun and Haridwar, on the High Court’s order, taking the first action on Thursday. The scholarship amount was grabbed by the students of Rishi Institute of Engineering and Technology, located in Bajpur in Udhamsingh Nagar district, on the basis of fake documents in Paratapur Meerut.
The whole game has come to be with the connivance of the institute operator, bank administration and brokers. According to IG Gunjyal, the students of Jaspur have been caught in Brightland College, Rewari, Haryana by forging fake admissions and opening fake bank accounts. The indictment has been registered against both the institutions in Bajpur and Jaspur.
According to the IG, during the investigation in the Nainital district, it was found that a check of Rs 20,63,900 was sent as the scholarship of 28 students from the office of District Social Welfare Officer Nainital to Monad University in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh. On physical verification of the list of beneficiaries of the scholarship, it was revealed that the scholarship amount has been used by the institute.
Embezzled government money by preparing a fraudulent document
In 2014-15, government money was misappropriated by creating misleading documents by Deputy Registrar Monad University Hapur, Indian Bank, and other middlemen. A case has been filed against them in Nainital. Scholarship scam has also been caught in Tehri Garhwal district. A case has been filed against Annapurna Food Craft Institute of Management in the Chamba police station area.
Awaiting action in Dehradun now
IIT Manjunath TC has already constituted an SIT to investigate the scholarship scam in Dehradun and Haridwar districts. The SIT has taken action against about a dozen institutes in Haridwar. The brother of Congress MLA and nephew of former MLA is in the grip of action. The SIT has not yet opened an account of action in Dehradun.
Four cases have been filed in three districts in the scholarship scam. The police are under preparation for the arrest of the accused. There are preparations to file a lawsuit against several other institutions in the coming days. Action will be taken to the end of the scam.
-Sanjay Gunjyal, Inspector General of Police and SIT in-charge.