Fake college students given Himachal Pradesh scholarship: CBI probe

Bhanu P Lohumi

Tribune News Service

Shimla, July 16

The CBI investigation into the Rs 250 crore scholarship rip-off in Himachal Pradesh has discovered that the lists of scholars submitted by the KC Group of Institutions, Una, had been faux and there have been no actual beneficiaries from Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Backward Class communities.

The startling reality surfaced following the CBI staff’s go to to Bharmaur, Pangi, Chamba, Kangra, Banjar and Manali, whereby they discovered that just about 1,000 college students listed by the KC Group of Institutions didn’t exist on floor. The establishment had taken scholarship cash amounting to Rs 20-25 crore by displaying faux college students between 2012 and 2017. The identical college students had been proven in Pandoga in Una in addition to Nawanshahr in Punjab.

Though it’s the responsibility of the establishment involved to offer appropriate particulars, obvious nexus between personal establishments and a few training division officers put the lid on the rip-off, sources stated. The CBI has filed a chargesheet in opposition to 12 individuals, together with six Education Department officers and 5 functionaries of the KC Group. 

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