A school principal of Firozabad’s primary education department has been arrested for allegedly transferring Rs 11.46 crore from the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) scheme, police said here on Tuesday.
The teacher used false documents to register a non-governmental organization (NGO) and used Rs 11.46 crore from the midday meal with the help of the officials and staff of his department and banks, said Chief Inspector of Police (Vigilance), Agra , .
“A case of corruption has been registered against the teacher of the Primary Education Department of Chandrakant Sharma district of Firozabad. He is a resident of Shikohabad in Firozabad district. He works as a principal at the primary school in Jajupur in Tundla in Firozabad district, Alok Sharma, Superintendent of Police (Vigilance), said.
He said the teacher was booked on July 27, along with some other staff from the Primary Education Department and Banks at Vigilance Police Station in Agra.
Chandrakant Sharma has defrauded the money through ‘Saraswat Awasiya Shiksha Sewa Samiti’ – an NGO registered in Shikohabad in Firozabad.
“It was registered with the Office of the Deputy Registrar of Firms, Societies and Chits in Agra in 2007. He used fake ration cards and ID cards to register the NGO,” said Alok Sharma.
According to the First Information Report (FIR), the teacher had appointed his father as president of the NGO, his mother as manager and secretary, and his wife as treasurer.
He also assigned functions to other family members and relatives in the NGO.
He later declared the deaths of several members of the NGO, including his mother, police said.
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