The Extra Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace court docket of Roorkee in Haridwar district has ordered the police to file a case towards the director of the Indian Institute of Expertise (IIT) Roorkee and 4 different staffers for alleged “monetary fraud” in scholarships, central grants and building cash.
The order was handed by the court docket on Wednesday whereas listening to a petition filed by a former IIT staffer Manipal Sharma who alleged that IIT director Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Manish Shrikhande, dean of IIT’s Sponsored Analysis & Industrial Consultancy (SRIC), Jitendra Dimri, assistant registrar (SRIC), Dhiraj Upadhyay, junior assistant (SRIC) and Rajesh Kumar clerk (SRIC), dedicated monetary fraud value crores for over greater than a decade by siphoning off the cash of grants and different aids to their financial institution accounts.
Sonika Srivastava, in-charge media cell, IIT Roorkee, in a media assertion on behalf of the institute stated, “The matter is already being investigated by the police and the institute had already lodged a criticism towards one of many accused Upadhyay in June this yr for siphoning off Rs 1.05 crore to his checking account.”
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“The police have additionally questioned the accused assistant registrar in its probe. The institute would proceed to increase its full assist to the police within the investigation,” she stated.
Manipal Sharma alleged that, earlier than getting retired on July 31 this yr after 37 years of service on the IIT, he raised the problem earlier than the directors for taking motion on it however they didn’t pay any heed to it, as a substitute behaved improperly towards him. It was then he filed the petition earlier than the court docket to hunt motion. HT has a replica of the three-page order.
The Roorkee Kotwali police station, which has been directed by the court docket to register a case, is, nonetheless, but to register a case.
Rajesh Shah, station home officer, Roorkee Kotwali stated, “The order was acquired from the court docket on Thursday. Nonetheless, we’re but to register a case as we’re analyzing the order. The instructions could be adopted quickly.”