POSTED ON JUNE 22, 2021
DEHRADUN: The chairman and the treasurer of Dehradun Institute of Management and Technology in Selaqui have been arrested by a special investigation team (SIT) for their involvement in the multi-crore SC/ST scholarship scam, under which scholarship amounts meant for SC/ST students were siphoned off using fraudulent admissions.
Chairman Manoj Kumar and treasurer Deepak Kumar, both natives of Meerut, illegally took a scholarship amount to the tune of Rs 3.29 crore from the social welfare department against fake admission of SC/ST students in the college, alleged SIT officials.
The investigation revealed that the accused had promised students free admission in the college, taken their academic documents and said admission details would be sent to them on the phone. However, none of the students received any call and the documents were used illegally to receive the scholarship amount from the department of social welfare.
The duo was absconding for a long time before they were finally arrested by police. Manoj Kumar was arrested from Sahaspur in Dehradun and Deepak Kumar from Meerut district.