Gross misappropriation uncovered in MOBED

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DGP told to arrest seven accused within 24 hours

IMPHAL, March 15 (Newmai News Network): A hefty amount of over Rs 4 crores of a Manipur government department was found deposited in a man’s bank account by means of forgery and later this amount was transferred to bank accounts of six different individuals. However, over Rs 3 crore have been recovered so far, according to the police.

In this connection, the chief secretary of Manipur has instructed the director general of police (DGP) to arrest all the seven culprits within 24 hours and also recover the remaining amount that was withdrawn, a separate well-placed source confided to Newmai News Network this evening.

According to an FIR lodged at Thoubal district police station by Demkholam Kipgen who is the senior manager of United Bank of India (UBI) on March 12, one cheque bearing No.645274 dated 3-3-2014 for Rs 4,20,00,000 was deposited in the SB account No 0353010112182 by one Yumnam Hemanta Singh, a resident of Tangjeng Kiyam Siphai, Thoubal along with a forwarding letter on March 10 around 1 pm, the police stated.

According to the police, the FIR said the cheque is now said to be a forged cheque as per reports received from the concerned department, i.e. Manipur Minorities and OBC Economic Development Society (MOBED), an autonomous society under the department of MOBC, Government of Manipur.

According to the FIR, some amounts were withdrawn in cash and some amounts were transferred to six different accounts on subsequent dates, the police source stated.

The six individuals in whose accounts the money was transferred have been identified as Mutum Ranjit Singh of Kiyam Siphai Mamang Leikai, Md Sanatomba of Lilong Tolenkhul, Md Abdul Hassan Shah of Lilong Litan Makhong, Md Hesamuddin of Lilong Haoreibi Chandrakhong, Md Syed Ahamed of Lilong Masjid Road and Jamia Qasmia of Lilong Tolenkhul, all from Manipur’s Thoubal district.

The source also said that so far Rs 37600000 have been recovered while the remaining Rs 4380000 have been withdrawn by these individuals.

All these seven individuals are said to be absconding, the police added.

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