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SIT chief to continue SC/ST scholarship scam probe, orders Uttarakhand HC

ANI  |  Nainital (Uttarakhand) [India] 

Uttarakhand on Friday reversed the state government's decision pertaining to SIT inquiry into the alleged Rs 500 crore SC/ST scholarship scam and directed that the SIT headed by TC will continue the investigation into the scam.

The bench was comprised of and Justice

The decision of the bench came just days after Trivendra Singh Rawat-led government in the state rolled out transfer order to

A day before being transferred, had submitted an affidavit in the claiming that government fund was misused in the scam. He also stated that his team had not received cooperation or information from the officials concerned.

Last year, the Uttarakhand police department had set up the SIT to investigate irregularities in SC/ST scholarship scheme after receiving several complaints that colleges in Uttarakhand had claimed scholarship money from the by submitting the list of fake students.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 13:40 IST