Woman sarpanch, two MGNREGA officials, one another booked for fund embezzlement
Chandigarh, December 21: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Wednesday booked a woman sarpanch, two MGNREGA officials and one another for alleged embezzlement of MGNREGA funds to the tune of Rs 2,16,510.
A spokesperson for the Punjab Vigilance Bureau said a misappropriation case had been registered after investigation of a complaint against sarpanch Amandeep Kaur, Jodhveer Singh, Gram Employment Assistant MGNREGA, Tarunpreet Singh, technical assistant, MGNERGA of gram panchayat Kot Jaspat, district Tarn Taran and one Prem Singh, who allegedly colluded to usurp government funds.
The spokesperson said during the probe, it came to light that the accused in connivance with each other prepared forged muster rolls of labour under MGNREGA 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 accused misused their official positions to misappropriate the government funds for their own purposes.
The spokesperson said a case under Section 409, 420, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of the IPC and under Section 13(1) A, 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered at the VB police station, Amritsar. Further investigation is on.
- PTC NEWS