CBI conducts raids at 14 residential & official premises of the accused including then Vice Chancellor, HNB, Garhwal University

GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 9th July. The Central Bureau of Investigation conducted searches at 14 residential & official premises of the accused including then Vice Chancellor, HNB, Garhwal University, OSD to then Vice Chancellor etc. in Dehradun, Srinagar (Uttarakhand) and Noida, (U.P.) on Friday. Three lockers in different banks were also operated. Various incriminating documents pertaining to the case have been recovered.
CBI had earlier registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) against the then Vice Chancellor, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal (Uttarakhand) & others on the allegation that the Vice Chancellor during his tenure from 2014 till 2016, committed certain irregularities in grant of affiliation to various colleges/institutes. It was also alleged that the said public servant along with his OSD and other unknown officials of HNB Garhwal University, encouraged extension of affiliation to different private institutes/colleges, in contravention of the Guidelines & Regulations for continuation and/or extension of existing affiliation of colleges. After completion of the enquiry, six regular cases against the accused including then Vice Chancellor, HNB Garhwal University; OSD to the then Vice Chancellor, HNB Garhwal University; other public servants, private persons, six private institutions etc. were registered.
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Assistant Manager, National Institute for Smart Government, Hyderabad (working as State Resource Person – SRP of UIDAI in Jaipur under an MoU of UIDAI with National Institute for Smart Government) and a private person in a bribery case. Apart from this CBI registered a case against owner of a private firm based at Jaipur and unknown public servant of UIDAI posted in Delhi/Jaipur on a complaint alleging therein that the said owner of private firm demanded undue advantage of Rs.25,000/- from the complainant in the name of the unknown public servants of UIDAI of Jaipur/New Delhi for facilitating the complainant in restoring his Operator ID which was suspended in the month of March 2021. A trap was laid and the said private person was caught while demanding & accepting bribe of Rs.20,000/- from the complainant. During investigation, role of said Assistant Manager was also found and he was arrested. Searches were conducted at the premises of both the accused. Both the arrested accused were produced before the Competent Court.
While in other case the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Rouse Avenue District Courts, New Delhi sentenced Deen Bandhu Prasad, then LDC, Grade-IV working in the office of Registrar of Cooperative Societies, New Delhi and Ashutosh Pant (Private Person), both for three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 55,000/- each in connection with a case related to investigations undertaken by CBI into Cooperative Group Housing Societies matter.
CBI had registered a case against the then Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Parliament Street, New Delhi and others on 30.11.2005 in pursuance to the order dated 02.08.2005 passed by Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in Civil Writ Petition No. 10066/2004 vide which CBI was directed to conduct thorough investigation of 135 Cooperative Group Housing Societies including Birla Udyog Employees CGHS Ltd., having its registered office at Sabzi Mandi, Delhi. It was alleged that the accused entered a conspiracy during the year 2003-04 with a common object to cheat DDA for allotment of land to the Birla Udyog Employees CGHS Ltd based on false list of 119 members forwarded to DDA by the Registrar of Cooperative Societies for allotment of the land. It was further alleged that in pursuant to the said conspiracy, Sh. Ashutosh Pant (Private Person) illegally started to control the affairs of defunct society Birla Udyog Employees CGHS Ltd. to facilitate its revival. CBI filed charge sheet on 22.01. 2007.The Trial Court found the said accused guilty and convicted them after an investigation.

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