Uttarakhand scholarship scam: Chairman and treasurer of DIMT Selakui arrested

It is alleged that out of more than two crore rupees scholarship received by the institute in the years 2011-12 and 2012-13, they got Rs 1.34 crore transferred to their accounts

Uttarakhand scholarship scam: Chairman and treasurer of DIMT Selakui arrested

The SIT probing the scholarship scam in Uttarakhand has arrested the chairman and treasurer of Dehradun Institute of Management and Technology (DIMT), Selakui from Meerut. Both were produced in court after which they were sent to jail in judicial custody.

In the year 2017, the scholarship scam of more than 500 crores in the state was exposed, after which in April 2018, the government had constituted an SIT to investigate this scam. This SIT under the chairmanship of SP Manjunath TC is continuously taking action. In this sequence, the investigation was also being done at DIMT located at Selakui. SP Manjunath told that in 2019, a case was registered against the chairman of the institute and other accused at Sahaspur police station.

Investigation revealed that from the year 2011-12 to 2016-17, the institute had received a total scholarship of 3.29 crores. Out of this, in the year 2011-12 and 2012-13, more than Rs 1.34 crore scholarship was received in the account of the Chairman and Treasurer of DIMT Selakui. The chairman of this institute, Dr Manoj Kumar resident of village Kaul, Mawana Meerut and treasurer Deepak Kumar resident of Ashoda House, Lal Kurti Meerut have been arrested on Sunday afternoon. Both of them were also produced in court. On the orders of the court, both the accused have been sent to jail in judicial custody.

Documents were taken from students on the pretext of free admission

Investigation revealed that these accused had given the promise of giving admission to the students free of cost. After this, it was said that the institute would inform them on the phone about the admission, hundreds of students gave their documents under the guise of getting admission. By showing the admission of these students to the SC ST category, this scholarship was stolen. When the SIT contacted the students, they told them that to date they have not received any call message from the institute.