ED Attaches Fresh Assets Of Arrested Accused In Himachal Pradesh Scholarship 'Scam'

ED Attaches Fresh Assets Of Arrested Accused In Himachal Pradesh Scholarship 'Scam'

The properties, worth a total of Rs 6.25 crore, belong to Rajdeep Singh and Krishan Kumar, partners in the ASAMS education group of the state.

PTIUpdated: Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 08:35 PM IST
article-image
ED Attaches Fresh Assets Of Arrested Accused In Himachal Pradesh Scholarship 'Scam' | File

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday said it has attached fresh assets worth more than Rs 6 crore as part of a money laundering investigation linked to an alleged scholarship scam in the Himachal Pradesh higher education department. The federal agency said in a statement that a provisional order was issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to attach five immovable properties located in Mohali, Punjab and Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, in the form of residential plots and flats and deposits kept in 14 bank accounts.

The properties, worth a total of Rs 6.25 crore, belong to Rajdeep Singh and Krishan Kumar, partners in the ASAMS education group of the state. Last year, the agency had attached assets worth about 4.42 crore in this case.

The two accused, through the ASAMS Education Group and Skill Development Society, claimed scholarship under the post-matric scheme for SC/ST/OBC students by presenting "false, forged and fabricated" documents, the ED alleged.

Such claims were "verified" by Arvind Rajta, who was posted at the directorate of higher education of the Himachal Pradesh state government. These three apart from Hitesh Gandhi, vice chairman of the KC group of institutions located at Pandoga, were arrested by the agency in August and they are currently in judicial custody.

RECENT STORIES

Mumbai University's Centre For Extra-Mural Studies Hosts Workshop On Smart Gardening

Mumbai University's Centre For Extra-Mural Studies Hosts Workshop On Smart Gardening

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Hands Over 1784 Appointment Letters, Cancels Police Recruitment...

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Hands Over 1784 Appointment Letters, Cancels Police Recruitment...

Bihar Block Horticulture Officer Recruitment 2024 Commences, Apply Now For 318 Vacancies

Bihar Block Horticulture Officer Recruitment 2024 Commences, Apply Now For 318 Vacancies

TBSE Board Exams 2024: Over 65,000 Students to Appear for Tripura Class 10, 12 Board Exams

TBSE Board Exams 2024: Over 65,000 Students to Appear for Tripura Class 10, 12 Board Exams

Govt Forms Panel To Make Recommendations To Set Up New Medical Colleges

Govt Forms Panel To Make Recommendations To Set Up New Medical Colleges