Srinagar, Jan 27: The Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a man, hailing from West Bengal for allegedly uploading fake application forms on National Scholarship Portal for Merit Cum Means Scholarship under Minority Quota for J&K students during the year 2018-19 for district Kulgam.
“A team of Crime Branch Kashmir headed by Deputy Superintendent of Police proceeded to West Bengal and arrested one accused person namely Selim Sekh, son of Giyasuddin Miya of village Tinsatabighi Berabad, Malda, West Bengal in connection with the case under FIR number 04/2020 under section 420, 468, 120-B-RPC, 66 (D) IT Act, 5(2) PC Act of Crime Branch Kashmir,” an official statement reads.
It added that the accused in criminal conspiracy with the other accused persons uploaded fake application forms on National Scholarship Portal for Merit Cum Means Scholarship under Minority Quota for J&K students during the year 2018-19 for district Kulgam.
“Subsequently, fake verifications were conducted from the institutes which did not exist in the states mentioned in the application forms. The accused in-connivance with other accused persons have shown the fake beneficiaries to be the residents of district Kulgam and got deceitfully verified by the district social welfare officer Kulgam and managed to transfer the amount of Rs 1.34 crores from the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India into the Bank accounts of 463 fake beneficiaries of District Malda, West Bengal maintained in various branches of State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, United Bank of India (Now PNB), Allahabad Bank, IDFC Bank and Bangiya Vikas Gramin Bank situated in different districts of West Bengal,” the statement said.
It added that the arrested accused is being questioned for further investigation.
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