Jammu, 25 April: In the much publicized ETT Institute Scam, Crime Branch, Jammu today produced the third chargesheet against former Chairman J&K Board of School Education Shiekh Bashir Ahmad, Jt. Secretary S S Slathia and ten other persons before the Special Judge Anti Corruption, Jammu.
This is the third chargesheet in ETT scam for the session 2005-2007, whereas two chargesheets for the session 2003-2005 and 2004-2006 involving 17 persons including 3 BOSE Officers has already been filed in court. Crime Branch has also recommended departmental action against another former Chairman BOSE Nutan Kumar Rasutra S/O Karam Chand Rasutra R/O Rehari Jammu for being a member of Karan Vidya Educational Trust, Jammu inspite of being a Govt. employee.
Those against whom Chargersheet was produced today includes
Robin Ram Krishan R/o Ward No. 5, Kathua promoter of Data Ranpat Dev ETT and Research Institute, Kathua,
Sanjeev Khajuria R/o Ward No. 02, Kathua, promoter of Maha Luxmi ETT Research Institute, Kathua,
Nirmaljeet Singh R/o 117/01, Sainik Colony, Jammu A/P National Highway, Barnoti District Kathua, promoter of Bahu Teacher Training and Research Institute, Sainik Colony, Jammu and AMN Teachers Training and Research Institute, Kunjwani Bye Pass, Jammu,
Surinder Kumar Gupta R/o Talab Market, Channi Himat, Jammu promoter of Satya Playway ETT Institute,Channi Himat, Jammu,
Ramanpreet Singh R/o Ward No. 1, Bhour Camp, Jammu A/P 9-A Sector D, Sainik Colony, Jammu promoter of Preet Training and Research Institute, Satwari, Jammu and Samar Teachers Training and RI, Narwal, Jammu,
Surjeet Singh Jamwal R/o Ward No. 10, Kathua promoter of Nav Bharat ETT & RI, Kathua,
Madhu Sharma R/o Jakhani, Udhampur promoter of Bhartiya College of Education, Research and Training, Udhampur,
Sarpreet Singh promoter of Popular Educational Trust ETT Institute, Kathua, Mata Vaishno Devi ETT Institute, Kathua and Vidya ETT Institute, Lakhanpur, Kathua,
Harjinder Singh Anand R/o 31 B/B Gandhi Nagar, Jammu (now expired) promoter of Bharat Institute of ETT Hatli Morh, Kathua,
Gurcharan Singh Reen S/o Matwal Singh Reen R/o H.No. E-150, Sainik Colony, Jammu promoter of Daya Instiute of Educational Training and Research, Channi Himat, Jammu,
Dr. Shiekh Bashir Ahmed R/o village Pahilipora Safapora, Ganderbal, the then Director Academics, BOSE, Jammu (now retired) and
S.S.Salathia , the then Joint Secretary, ETT BOSE, Jammu (now retired).
All the accused persons except (1) Harjinder Singh Anand S/o Late Jagat Singh Anand R/o 31 B/B Gandhi Nagar, Jammu (now expired) and (02) Gurcharan Singh Reen S/o Matwal Singh Reen R/o H.No. E-150, Sainik Colony, Jammu (now expired) were produced in custody.
Special Judge Anticorruption Jammu Mr. AK Koul after hearing both the sides granted bail to all the accused.
When contacted SSP Crime Branch Jammu Mubassir Latifi said that the investigation of the case is being carried out session-wise, as the promoters and the Board officers involved only in the first three academic sessions have been chargesheeted so far. The investigation of the case with regard to the session 2006-2008 onwards is going on and in the coming days more people involved would be arrested and chargesheeted in the Court of law.
During the course of investigation, relevant records i.e. Affiliation files of 499 ETT institutions, Permission-cum-admission forms of ETT candidates for the session 2008-2010 & 2011-2013, Counseling forms and Management quota files, attendance sheets of the ETT candidates for the session 2011-2013 were obtained and seized from J&K Board of School Education, Jammu. However, the Board could not produce any registration / other record of the students for a number of sessions. The NOC / Inspection files of ETT institutes of Jammu Province were also obtained from School Education Department, Civil Secretariat J&K, Jammu / Srinagar and seized. Requisite information with regard to the ETT course was obtained from the BOSE through a number of correspondences, but the Board could not provide the office record of correspondence of Chairman / Secretary and Director Academics pertaining to the ETT institutes, nor could the BOSE provide any record of rules / regulations framed by the BOSE before starting this course. Seized ETT files of the Board / Secretariat were scrutinized and it was found that a total of 22 promoters had been given permission to establish ETT institutes for the session 2003-2005. The permissions were given for setting up of eleven ETT institutes each in Jammu and Kathua Districts.
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