SIT estimates scholarship scam size at Rs 1415 crore

NAGPUR: The special inquiry team (SIT) or task force probing the state’s scholarship scam has estimated that the total amount embezzled could go up to Rs 1,415 crore. The amount was gobbled up in the name of distributing post-matric government scholarships to more than 15 lakh students in 23,752 colleges between 2010 and 2016 through social justice and tribal welfare deparments. A review meeting of officials of the SIT, formed in January last year and whose term is concluding in mid-February, took place at city police commissionerate on Tuesday. The…

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