Pune : Deccan Express – Jog education Trust president Surekha Suhas Jog, two officials of the State Education Department and one official of the MGNREGA Department have been booked for cheating. Pune Zilla Parishad (ZP) deputy education officer Kisan Dattoba Bhujbal (53) lodged a complaint with the Bund Garden police in this regard.
The accused officials have been identified as senior assistant Gautam Shankar Shedge, retired deputy education officer Kishan Pawar and MGNREGA Department’s senior assistant Hemant Sawalkar. The incident took place between January 1, 2019 and May 24, 2022.
The FIR stated that Jog Education Trust cheated the State Education Department by forging the signature of Pune ZP Primary Education Officer to prepare a self-recognition certificate. The trust principals had furnished fake documents of its 11 schools to the education officer to get fees of 25% students admitted under the Right To Education (RTE) Act. It has been revealed that the officials from the Education Department took Rs 2.75 lakh bribes for the same.
According to the police, a complaint was lodged with the State Education Department in this regard. The scam came to light during an inquiry. The police investigation revealed that Pawar, Sawalkar took Rs 25,000 each for preparing 11 fake self-recognition certificates. Thus, Rs 2.75 lakh was taken to prepare 11 certificates. Sawalkar illegally accessed the register at the ZP, took its photos and sent them to school staffer Mahesh Kulkarni. An application was also submitted online to get fees under the RTE Act. Economic Offences Wing PI Sunil Khedekar is investigating further. Surekha Jog’s son is a famous actor.
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