A group of students today staged protest seeking action against a computer training institute allegedly involved in usurping scholarship money of students, after which the district administration asked the police to file an FIR against the accused.
The trainees of the computer institute staged a protest in front of Police station Kishtwar and submitted a complaint to Station House Officer against the owner of the institution.
In their complaint they mentioned that the Ministry of Minority affairs (GoI) had released scholarship of Rs 15,700 each in favour of the trainees after which the head of the institution had directed the trainees to open an account in Punjab National Bank and submit the ATM card to him.
They alleged that he had himself withdrawn the sanctioned amount from their accounts through ATM without their knowledge.
The trainees said they came to know about the withdrawal of money from their accounts through SMS alerts on their phones.
The trainees appealed to the district administration and SHO Kishtwar to take stern action against the head of the institution under law "otherwise they will have no option but to sit on hunger strike.
Later, Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Muhammad Javed Khan directed the SHO to register FIR against the culprits. He also assured the students that the administration will act lawfully on their grievance.