VB reveals Rs 8.85-lakh rip-off in panchayat dept, 2 arrested

VB reveals Rs 8.85-lakh rip-off in panchayat dept, 2 arrested



Our Correspondent

Tarn Taran, September 15

4 officers of the Division of Rural Growth and Panchayat, Valtoha block, had been booked on the cost of corruption by the Vigilance Bureau right here on Wednesday.

Embezzlement of Manawa gram panchayat funds

  • 4 officers of the Division of Rural Growth and Panchayat, Valtoha block, had been booked on the cost of corruption by the Vigilance Bureau on Wednesday
  • Whereas two of the accused had been arrested, the remaining two escaped. One of many accused was an Social Schooling and Panchayat Officer (SEPO) and the others had been Panchayat Secretaries
  • The accused had been concerned in embezzling funds to the tune of Rs 8.85 lakh of the Manawa gram panchayat (Tarn Taran district) in the course of the regime of the earlier Congress authorities

Whereas two of the accused had been arrested, the remaining two escaped. One of many accused was an Social Schooling and Panchayat Officer (SEPO) and the others had been Panchayat Secretaries.

The accused had been concerned in embezzling Rs 8.85 lakh of the Manawa gram panchayat (Tarn Taran district) in the course of the regime of the earlier Congress authorities.

In line with data, the accused had been recognized as Lal Singh, SEPO, Rajbir Singh, Paramjit Singh and Saraj Singh, all Panchayat Secretaries.

Lal Singh, one of many accused, was holding the cost of BDPO, Valtoha, then. VB officers revealed that the accused connived with one another and auctioned village land (measuring 24 acres 7 kanal 9 marla) for farming for Rs 7.35 lakh (on annual contract) in 2019-20, however the quantity of the mentioned contract was not deposited within the checking account of the gram panchayat.

The VB officers revealed that the accused auctioned the identical land to their favorite individuals at a low worth in 2020-21 and 2021-22 inflicting a lack of round Rs 8.85 lakh to the state exchequer.

A case underneath Sections 406, 409, 420, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC and 13 (1) (A), 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered on the Amritsar police station of VB on Wednesday.





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