Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrests two former officials of labour welfare Board for embezzlement in funds


CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau have arrested two former officials of Punjab Labour Welfare Board for misappropriation of Government funds worth crores of rupees.

Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the state Vigilance Bureau (VB) said on the basis of an enquiry accused Sucha Singh Bandi, former Deputy Welfare Commissioner, Labour Welfare Board and Jagdeep Singh Saini, former Deputy Controller Finance and Accounts (DCFA) have been arrested for  embezzlement and causing huge loss to the state exchequer.  He informed that Hina, Accounts Assistant of this board was arrested earlier by the VB in this case. He added that Hina, in connivance with the two aforesaid officials, have caused huge loss to the government exchequer to the tune of Rs. 1,56,91,063 via internet banking.

He further informed that Hina, resident of Manav Enclave, Kharar transferred all this money to her accounts vis-à-vis to the accounts of her relatives through the use of internet banking. She transferred this money through 172 different transactions to multiple bank accounts.  After the probe, it came to light that Sucha Singh Bandi and Jagdeep Singh Saini never cross-checked the cash book with the bank transactions. Therefore, it has been established that these two officials were involved in the misappropriation of Government funds.

In this regard, VB had already registered a case against them u/s 409, 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, and 120-B of IPC at Police Station Kharar, S.A.S.Nagar.

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