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Vigilance registers case against lady Sarpanch, two MGNREGA officials and a private person for embezzlement in funds

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, December 22

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state, on Wednesday registered an embezzlement case against lady Sarpanch, two MGNREGA officials and a private person for committing embezzlement in MGNREGA funds to the tune of Rs 2,16,510. In this case Amandeep Kaur, Sarpanch, gram panchayat Kot Jaspat, district Tarntaran has been arrested. Teams have been formed to arrest the other accused.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the state VB said this misappropriation case has been registered after investigation of a complaint against Amandeep Kaur Sarpanch, Jodhveer Singh, Gram Employment Assistant MGNERGA, Tarunpreet Singh, technical assistant, MGNERGA of gram panchayat Kot Jaspat, district Tarntaran and Prem Singh, a private person who have colluded to usurp the government funds.

Giving details he further informed that during the probe it has came to light that those mentioned above accused in conniving with each other prepared forged muster rolls of labour under MGNERGA scheme in the village and encashed fake salary bills from bank which were in the names of their known persons shown as labourers. It was proved in the investigation that the above said accused have misused their official positions to misappropriate the government funds for their own purposes.

The spokesperson further added that in this regard a case under section 409, 420, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of IPC and under section 13(1) A, 13(2) of prevention of corruption act has been registered at VB police station Amritsar. Further investigation, in this case, was under progress.

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