HT Image
HT Image

Process started to declare five accused as proclaimed offenders

A local court has started proceedings to declare Gugnani brothers, the main accused in running a racket in the name of PTU distance education programme, as proclaimed offenders. PTU authorities had found the Gugnani brothers guilty of charging more than the prescribed fee from both the students as well as the learning centres.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kapurthala
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2013 09:04 PM IST

A local court has started proceedings to declare Gugnani brothers, the main accused in running a racket in the name of PTU distance education programme, as proclaimed offenders.


The move comes after the police submitted in court that the accused Ajesh Gugnani, Sanjeev Gugnani, Anju Gugnani w/o Ajesh Gugnani, Sankhia Mishra - partner in their firm, and Akhilesh Semwal, project manager, Matrix Infosys, had been avoiding service of arrest warrants, delaying the submission of a challan.

PTU authorities had found the Gugnani brothers guilty of charging more than the prescribed fee from both the students as well as the learning centres.

The Gugnanis have moved the supreme court for bail.

In an order passed by additional chief judicial magistrate JS Marok, the court has directed Ajesh Gugnani, Sanjeev Gugnani, Anju Gugnani, Sankhia Mishra and Akhilesh Semwal, to appear before the court on May 30, in connection with the charges and questions raised in regards with the scam.

PTU vice-chancellor Dr Rajneesh Arora, while addressing the media on October 26, 2012, had alleged that Gugnani brothers were running an examination mafia by facilitating malpractices during examinations by collecting money from students appearing in the exams, which had no mention in the FIR registered by Kapurthala police after nearly one month of detailed enquiry.

The Gugnani brothers, through their companies, had been controlling the administration of PTU learning centres in 14 states across the country.

The Gugnani brothers, Rama Gugnani w/o Sanjeev Gugnani and two other employees of the Matrix Infosys Gautam Banerjee and Sabal Kanta, were booked by Kapurthala police on October 23, 2012, under Sections 420 (cheating and dishonesty), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), 471 (using a forged document as genuine), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120-B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) of the IPC on a complaint filed by PTU registrar HS Bains.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
Of the 127 buildings that have currently been sealed in Mumbai, S ward (Bhandup, Powai and Vikhroli) houses the highest (18) number of structures. (HT File)
Of the 127 buildings that have currently been sealed in Mumbai, S ward (Bhandup, Powai and Vikhroli) houses the highest (18) number of structures. (HT File)

Covid-19: Mumbai civic body asks Bhandup, Powai societies to ban gatherings

By Mehul R Thakkar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:44 AM IST
According to BMC’s data, S ward, under which Vikhroli, Bhandup and Powai are located, has eight of the 12 active containment zones in the city
Close
Police are yet to get clues as to the reason behind the murder of the 70-year-old woman. (Rishikesh Chaudhary/HT Photo)
Police are yet to get clues as to the reason behind the murder of the 70-year-old woman. (Rishikesh Chaudhary/HT Photo)

70-year-old woman’s throat slit at her Kalyan apartment

By Sajana Nambiar, Kalyan
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:21 AM IST
A 70-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by an unknown person who slit her throat late Saturday evening
Close
 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Boys playing cricket find body at abandoned factory in Ludhiana

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:17 AM IST
Panic gripped Jugiana in Sahnewal after children playing cricket discovered a man’s mutilated body at an abandoned factory on Sunday afternoon
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Centre must ensure one standard measure for all packed, non-packed goods

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:41 PM IST
Last week, an online milk delivery start-up called to say that they are home delivering fresh vegetables and fruits too and as a promotional offer, their customers would be entitled to a 50 per cent discount on the original price ! Of course, there was a catch- the offer would be open for a month, but the discounts would apply only if I validated it with a purchase order for a hamper immediately
Close
HT Image
HT Image

50.86% vote in bypolls to 5 municipal wards

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:39 PM IST
New Delhi: An estimated 50
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Final-phase of contactless ticketing on Delhi buses to begin on Monday

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:38 PM IST
New Delhi: The state transport department on Monday will roll out the month-long final phase of the contactless ticket system in the network of cluster buses in Delhi, which are operated by concessionaires, the government said in a press statement
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Feel unsafe in our own neighbourhood, say locals after Adarsh Nagar snatching

By Anvit Srivastava
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:38 PM IST
New Delhi The Saturday night murder of a 25-year-old woman while trying to fight back against a snatcher on the busy Rajan Babu Road in Adarsh Nagar has left the residents of the neighbourhood “shocked and in fear” as they said that such incidents have become common
Close
HT Image
HT Image

In Delhi, 192 centres to vaccinate 60+ and those above 45 with comorbidities

By Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:34 PM IST
New Delhi: Starting Monday, people aged above 60, and those above 45 with comorbidities, will be able to get vaccinated for the coronavirus at centres in 192 hospitals in the national capital, Delhi government officials said
Close
HT Image
HT Image

February this year second warmest since 1901: IMD

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:34 PM IST
New Delhi: February this year was the second warmest in the Capital since 1901, according to data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a temperature spike that came due to clear skies, and fewer western disturbances than usual
Close
HT Image
HT Image

5,000-crore plan to deal with traffic around redeveloped govt colonies

By Risha Chitlangia
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:33 PM IST
New Delhi: Union housing and urban affairs ministry and the Delhi Development Authority may discuss this week the funding for an approximately 5,000 crore integrated transit plan aimed at handling the expected rise in vehicular traffic around eight government colonies that are being redeveloped by the Centre The Delhi L-G has asked the DDA to discuss the funding for the project with the urban affairs ministry before it is cleared by UTTIPEC, the apex body for traffic and transportation projects in Delhi
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Pandemic prompts the elderly to make a digital switch

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:33 PM IST
New Delhi It is 11am on Friday and a digital literacy class has just begun on video communication platform Zoom
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Delhi traffic police to install cameras in 31 locations

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:50 PM IST
New Delhi After the success of camera-based prosecutions last year when Covid-induced curbs were in place, the Delhi traffic department will install additional speed detection and red-light violation cameras in around 31 spots across the Capital by March 31, said senior traffic police officials
Close
The accused in the custody of special task force in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT Photo)
The accused in the custody of special task force in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT Photo)

Cross-border smuggling ring busted, Ludhiana factory owner held with 2.17kg heroin

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 10:36 PM IST
Spare parts manufacturer and driver caught bringing the consignment in a mini-truck from the border area in Amritsar; sent to three-day remand
Close
HT Image
HT Image

1,585 new Covid-19 cases in Pune district on Sunday; active case count almost double of Mumbai’s

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 10:12 PM IST
PUNE The Maharahstra health department recorded 1,585 new Covid-19 cases in Pune district on Sunday, with which the city’s active case count crossed the 15,000 mark
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Bihar worker finds mention in PM Modi’s ‘Maan ki Baat’

By Sandeep Bhaskar I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Bettiah
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:43 PM IST
Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded the efforts of migrant worker, Pramod Baitha, in his monthly radio address ‘Mann ki Baat’ while sharing the examples of individuals who have been striving towards self-reliant India
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP