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Vigilance arrests two education department officials and two persons for misappropriation of funds*
Embezzled Rs 10 lakh for hiring services through forged bills
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing anti-corruption drive on Tuesday arrested two officials of education department besides two private persons for embezzlement for funds amounting to Rs. 10,01,120 received under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said the Bureau had registered a case under FIR 14, dated 01-11-2022 under sections 409, 420, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of IPC at EOW wing , Ludhiana against Rakesh Gupta, Principal Government in-service training center Gurdaspur, now posted as Principal, Government girls senior secondry school, Bhagowal, Gurdaspur, Rampal, Lecturer, Government in-service training center Gurdaspur, now posted as Principal, Government Senior secondry school Kathlor, Pathankot District, Jatinder Kumar, owner of Krishna Tent House and Mukesh Mahajan of Taragarh owner of firm named Sigma decorate.
He further added that during the investigation of this case, it was found that the above said In-Service Traning Centre Gurdaspur received this grant under RMSA for the training centre. Under the said scheme, Rakesh Gupta, Principal and Rampal, Lecturer involved with others prepared bogus bills of fake firms to usurp the funds.
The accused transferred the government money to a thier personal bank account and thereby caused financial loss to the state exchequer by embezzling the total funds of Rs 10,01,120 released for hiring different types of services, chairs, tables, tent and others.
He informed that on the basis of this probe it was established that the above mentioned accused has used funds misappropriatly . In this regard the Bureau has arrested all of the above said accused. Further investigation in this case is under progress.