Uttarakhand SC-ST Scholarship Scam: ITI Director Held For Fraud
The special investigation team (SIT), investigating the multi-crore scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) scholarship scam in Uttarakhand, arrested the director of four private Industrial Training Institutes (ITI)s for allegedly drawing Rs 3.46 crore from the state social welfare department through fraudulent means.
SIT officials said the accused, who was arrested on Wednesday from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, has been identified as Anil Kumar.
“During the investigation of the fraud, it was found that Kumar, the director of four ITIs including three in Haridwar and one in Dehradun, had shown fake admissions in the institutes,” said superintendent of police, Manjunath TC, who is heading the SIT.
“Showing the fake admissions, he had drawn Rs 3.46 crore from the state social welfare department as scholarship money. Cases were then registered against him, three in Haridwar and one in Dehradun,” Manjunath added.