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Charge-sheet against former Principal of SPMR College Jammu in corruption case

Last Updated on June 25, 2021 at 7:06 pm

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), has produced Challan against accused Dr. Hemla Aggarwal, then Principal, Government SPMR College of Commerce Jammu (now retired) and Jia Lal, then Accounts Assistant at the college.

The agency has also produced charge-sheet against in-service public servant including Jagdish Kumar then Storekeeper at SPMR , Sunil Malik then Sr. Manager M/S Sun Broadcast Equipments Pvt. Ltd at New Delhi and Vinay Kumar Thakur M/S Audio Video Centre 25 Palika Bazar, Cannaught Place Delhi before the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu.

The instant case was registered on 16.08.2014 on the basis of outcome of a verification conducted by Vigilance Organization (now ACB) to enquire into the allegations regarding purchases made by Professor Hemla Aggarwal, then Principal Commerce College Jammu at exorbitant rates.

During verification it was revealed that Prof. Hemla Aggarwal, Principal Commerce College Jammu has shown purchases of softwares for I-Mac System namely Final Cut Plugging, Edius 4 Canopus and Adobe Master Collection CS3 for amount of Rs. 78,000/-, Rs. 46,800/- and Rs. 1,40,400/- respectively.

However, during verification it came to fore that the above mentioned software were neither requisitioned nor found loaded in I-Mac System. Moreover, three (03) CDs CS3 (compact dics) software namely final cut plugging, Edius 4 Canopus and Adobe Master Collection CS3 were not found available.

During investigation, it came to fore that all the above mentioned accused persons are part of the conspiracy hatched by main accused Hemla Aggarwal, then Principal SPMR College Jammu who got prepared bills for the hardware and softwares already in her possession and drawn/disbursed the payment from government funds causing loss to the state exchequer.