Case filed against 4 officers in scholarship scam
Case filed against 4 officers in scholarship scam

Dehradun: Recently, a joint director of the social welfare department in Uttarakhand and 3 erstwhile social welfare officers have been sued under the Prevention of Corruption Act. At the same time, the government has approved to prosecute these officers. All these officers are trapped in the scholarship scam and are out on bail. The SIT investigating the scholarship scam worth crores of rupees in the state had sought permission from the government to prosecute these officers. On Tuesday, Secretary (Social Welfare) L Fanai issued an order granting sanction for prosecution. At the same time, this approval has been given after sufficient evidence in the action taken under the Corruption Act.

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According to information received from sources, it has been noticed that in this regard, the government has issued a copy of the order to the investigating officer of the case, Assistant Superintendent of Police Ayush Aggarwal. Janha Agarwal wrote a letter to the department on 9 December 2019. In the same letter, he cheated, conspiracy, embezzling government money and misusing the post on the joint director of the department and the then social welfare officer of Haridwar, Geetharam Nautiyal, the then assistant social welfare officer Som Prakash, Munish Kumar Tyagi and Vinod Kumar Naithani. Permission to prosecute was sought in the sections of

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It has been reported that it took more than 40 days to allow the government. During this time, the government asked the investigating officer for the case diary and other details related to the case. After this, took advice from the Department of Justice. At the same time, after getting approval from the Department of Justice, the government approved to prosecute. The issue of delay in allowing the investigating officer to prosecute also came up before the High Court. But on 16 December 2019, during the hearing in the scholarship scam case, the court directed the departmental secretary to report in this regard on the next hearing.

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