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UP: Two inter colleges usurped 2.65 crore scholarship of 350 students, sent three including manager to jail

Pankaj Prasad
Scholarship Scam
Scholarship Scam

On Wednesday, the SIT arrested the manager of a college, brother of a manager and a nodal officer and sent them to jail.

The management of two inter colleges of Hardoi, involved in the scholarship scam, had embezzled scholarships worth Rs 2.65 crore from 350 students. This has been revealed in the investigation of SIT. Strong evidence has been found against both the college managements. On this basis, the SIT on Wednesday arrested the manager of a college, brother of a manager and a nodal officer and sent them to jail. In the investigation of the SIT, solid evidence has been found against four of the named accused. He may also be arrested soon.

ED had unearthed more than 100 crore scholarship scam. Three operators of Hygia Group were sent to jail. On March 30, 2023, on the orders of the government, the police had lodged an FIR at Hazratganj police station. Ten institutions and employees and agents of Fino Bank were made accused in this. The investigation of the case was handed over to the SIT. The SIT had also officially arrested Ali Abbas Jafri, Izhar Hussain Jafri and employee Ravi Prakash Gupta, the directors of Haijia Group.

On Wednesday, Vivek Kumar, manager of Hardoi's Jagdish Prasad Verma Inter College, Yashwant Kanojia, nodal officer of the college and Abhinav Kanojia, brother of Poonam, manager of RP Inter College, were arrested and sent to jail. It was revealed in the investigation that these colleges in connivance with the Hygia Group had done the whole scam. Jagdish Prasad Verma Inter College management grabbed scholarship worth about 2 crores in the name of about 250 students and RP Inter College management grabbed scholarship worth 65 lakhs in the name of about 100 students.

First joined Hygia Group and then started playing

The mastermind of the scam is the operator of Hygia Group. The arrested accused were associated with Hyjia Group long back and learned to grab scholarship. After that the game started after opening the institute. The SIT has solid evidence against the accused. All these accused are related to each other. Because two e-mail IDs were used in the accounts of the students. This fact has also been admitted as evidence.

Quick action on many big players

The whole game was a scam of more than hundred crores by opening three thousand bank accounts. It consists of ten institutions. Among them there are five institutions of Hygieia. Others have different operators. Action has been taken on most of them. The rest including SS Institute is pending. According to sources, there are three-four more accused, against whom strong evidence has been found. After collecting all the facts, action will be taken on these too. The SIT is set to file the charge sheet in the case in the first week of September.