, PrayagrajJItendra Sarin
The Allahabad excessive court docket has refused to quash the Particular Investigation Staff (SIT) report submitted to the state authorities in November final yr saying out of 313 madrasas in Azamgarh district, 219 have been discovered to be fake through the SIT investigation.
As per the SIT report, these fake madrasas existed on paper solely allegedly to embezzle authorities support. It was proposed by the state authorities that an FIR needs to be registered on this regard. Justice Kshitij Shailendra in his judgment delivered on September 6, 2023, dismissed the petition filed by two madrasas of Azamgarh.
These fake madrasas had allegedly obtained state grants below modernisation scheme that was meant for offering lecturers and monetary help to these madrasas for the aim of educating completely different topics.
The state authorities counsel argued, “SIT was constituted within the state to study numerous complaints towards madrasas. It submitted a report dated 30.11.2022 which was positioned earlier than a committee headed by the chief secretary of the state authorities in its assembly dated 19.12.2022 and numerous actions have been proposed towards numerous madrasas, together with the petitioner madrasa, which embrace lodging of an FIR towards the workplace bearers of the madrasa below Sections 409, 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC.”
The petitioners’ plea was that the madrasa authorities have been by no means supplied any alternative, both to take part within the investigation carried out by the SIT or earlier than passing of the decision dated 19.12.2022 or earlier than accepting the SIT report.