Chandigarh, September 19
Chandigarh Police have filed a cancellation report in a local FIR court registered in an alleged Rs 3.53 crore post-matric scholarship (PMS) scam in Haryana.
The FIR was registered on a complaint filed by former Haryana Scheduled Caste and Backward Class Department Welfare Director, Sanjiv Verma, for offenses punishable under Sections 420, 409, 467, 468 and 471 of the ICC and sections 12, 13(1)(d) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988.
Verma had uncovered the alleged scam, which led to the suspension of some department officials and further investigation. The police said that since the Haryana Vigilance Department had already registered the FIR in Rohtak in the case, therefore the FIR in this case could be revoked.
The court also issued a bail warrant against plaintiff Sanjiv Verma after he failed to appear in court to register his statement in the annulment report despite the publication of notices.
The police had registered the FIR on May 13, 2019, on the complaint of Verma while he was Director, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department, Chandigarh.
The complaint was made to the Manager, Economic Offenses Wing, Chandigarh, in which the Complainant suspected embezzlement/fraud of Rs 3,53,10,500 in payment of Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) in the department in March 2019 The scholarship was for SC/ST students at state educational institutions. It was suspected that the fraud had been committed in many districts of Haryana.
The FIR was also filed in Rohtak
Police said that since Haryana Vigilance Department had already registered the FIR in Rohtak in the case, therefore the FIR in this case could be canceled