Scholarship scam: Sword of arrest may fall on some more employees of the Social Welfare Department
Four personnel posted in Udham Singh Nagar district in Social Welfare Department are under investigation
The sword of arrest may fall on some more employees of the Social Welfare Department in the scholarship scam. The then Assistant Social Welfare Officer and Patal Assistant have been arrested and sent to jail in the past. Now four other personnel posted in Udham Singh Nagar district are also under investigation. In the initial investigation, information has also been received about their involvement in the scam. SIT team can arrest after gathering evidence. Scholarship scam is getting exposed layer by layer scam in the SIT investigation. According to sources, the officers and employees of the Social Welfare Department, along with middlemen, got the admission through fraudulent means and also got the checks of 1.5 crores issued in the name of scholarship.
In this case, action has been taken against 60 to 65 middlemen so far. At the same time, the investigation of four other employees posted in the Social Welfare Department is still going on. According to the SIT, fast evidence is being collected against these employees who were posted in the Social Welfare Department in Rudrapur from 2011-12 to 2014-15. After this, a recommendation will be made for action against them. Let us inform you that earlier, Patal Assistant Rajendra Kumar and then Assistant Social Welfare Officer Harishnath have been sent to jail. In this case, the then social welfare officer Anurag Singh Shankhdhar has got bail from the court.
FIR has been registered on 60 colleges
The investigation into the scholarship scam in Udham Singh Nagar district was started by the SIT in September 2019. In the scam, 270 colleges up to Haryana, Rajasthan including Uttarakhand, UP came under the scanner. After gathering the evidence, FIR has been registered against the management of 60 colleges.