Crime Branch Kashmir has presented chargesheet against 15 accused persons before the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar in the Elementary Teachers Training scam, officials said on Tuesday.
A case in the scam was registered vide FIR No. 27/2013 U/S 420, 468, 467, 471, 120-B RPC r/w 5 (2) PC Act P/S Crime Branch Kashmir, they said.
"The case was registered after the receipt of communication alongwith enquiry report of Joint Secretary BOSE Srinagar. The report inter alia revealed that Elementary Teachers Training Courses conducted by ETT Colleges is a huge scandal where crores of rupees were exchanged as bribe," an official said. "Various candidates were lured and a huge amount ranging from Rs 45000 to Rs 80000 was received from them for conduct of said course."
The investigation, according to officials, also revealed that the BOSE officials had granted affiliation to the institutes in gross violation of norms as they had neither applied for No Objection Certificates nor the NoC's were renewed. "Various BOSE officials had wilfully and dishonestly concealed the fact that the ETT institutes did not possess any renewed documents from the Government which would have authorized them to run ETT Courses," they said.
Crime Branch Jammu had already submitted charge sheet in case bearing FIR No. 36/2013 U/S 420,468,471, 120-B RPC r/w 5 (2) PC Act, on 11-12-2015 for the session 2004-06 against 08 accused persons before the Court of Anti-Corruption Jammu.