2 ex-labour board officials nabbed for fund bungling - ECAS Punjab

2 ex-labour board officials nabbed for fund bungling

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Chandigarh, December 8

The state Vigilance Bureau (VB) today arrested two former officials of the Punjab Labour Welfare Board for misappropriation of government funds worth crores of rupees.

An official spokesperson of the VB said on the basis of an inquiry, accused Sucha Singh Bandi, former Deputy Welfare Commissioner, Labour Welfare Board; and Jagdeep Singh Saini, former Deputy Controller, Finance and Accounts; have been arrested for embezzlement and causing loss to the state exchequer.

He said Hina, Accounts Assistant of the board, was arrested earlier. He said Hina, in connivance with the two officials, had caused loss to the tune of Rs 1,56,91,063 via Internet banking. After the probe, it came to light that Sucha Singh Bandi and Jagdeep Singh Saini were involved in the misappropriation of government funds.

The VB has already booked them under Sections 409, 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, and 120B IPC at Kharar. — TNS



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