ED Investigation in Manav Bharti University Fake Degree Scam

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a Prosecution Complaint against Raj Kumar Rana, Manav Bharti University, and others under the Prevention of Money-laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 in a case/scam involving the sale of fake degrees in the name of Manav Bharti University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh.

The ED filed a Prosecution Complaint against 14 individuals and two entities. On January 4, 2023, the Hon’ble Special Court in Shimla took cognizance of the matter.

ED Investigation in Manav Bharti University Fake Degree Scam

On the basis of three FIRs registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860 at the Dharampur Police Station in the District Solan of Himachal Pradesh in relation to the fake degree scam of Manav Bharti University, Solan, the ED commenced an investigation into possible instances of money laundering.

The investigation that has been carried out so far by the ED has uncovered the fact that the accused Raj Kumar Rana, along with the assistance of other co-accused, sold fake degrees in exchange for money in the name of Manav Bharti University, Solan. Raj Kumar Rana used the money he obtained from this illegal activity to purchase a variety of movable and immovable assets in a number of states, both in his own name and in the names of family members and entities.

In relation to this matter, the ED has already placed a provisional attachment on assets to the value of Rs 194 crore, and further investigation is currently being carried out.

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