State Times News JAMMU: After five years of registration of FIR for misappropriating huge quantity of cement /steel meant for various infrastructural developmental schemes of the Rural Development Department (RDD) causing losses of lakhs of rupees to state exchequer, the State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) on Tuesday arrested a Senior Assistant the then posted as storekeeper in the office of Block Development Officer, Barnoti, Kathua. According to SVO, on the basis of verification conducted on the allegations of misappropriation of cement and steel for an amount of Rs. 9,21,735.00 from the store of BDO-Block Barnoti, Kathua by Mohinder Singh, son of Lochan Singh resident of Ward No.15, Patel Nagar Kathua, FIR 20/2012 was registered under sections 5(1)(c)(d) r/w 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt 2006, 409, 467,468,471 RPC on November 6, 2012. During the course of investigations, six years old record was seized from the store as well as from the office of Block Development Officer, Barnoti. Further investigations into the matter reveal that the accused official of BDO Block Barnoti by abusing his official position with ulterior motive, misappropriated huge quantity of cement /steel meant for various infrastructural developmental schemes of the Rural Development Department causing loss to state exchequer. Today, the accused Mohinder Singh presently posted as Senior Assistant in the Office of Assistant Soil Conservation Officer, Dayalchak (Kathua) has been arrested by vigilance sleuths.
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