CBI raids 22 education institutions in connection with multi-crore scholarship scam

Last Updated: Mon, May 13, 2019 20:55 hrs

[India], May 13 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday conducted raids at 22 educational institutions in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh in connection with a multi-crore scholarship scam.

The raids were carried out after the agency registered a case against unknown officials for misappropriation of scholarships meant for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Class and Minority community to the tune of Rs 250 crore, a CBI spokesman said.

The funds, meant to be transferred to the accounts of the students, were allegedly siphoned off to other accounts. (ANI)