Scam worth crores in Tribal Welfare Department: Retired bank manager arrested, connived with accountant and helped embezzle government funds

Mosim Tadvi, Burhanpur. Retired bank manager Rajendra Pandey has been arrested by the Lalbagh police from Indore in connection with the scam of crores of rupees in the Tribal Welfare Department. The accused bank manager connived with accountant Narayan Patil during the year 2015-16 and helped him to embezzle government funds. Police has so far arrested 6 accused involved in Tribal Welfare Department.

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According to SP Rahul Lodha, the retired bank manager of Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank, then Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank, has been arrested in the case of embezzlement of government funds of Tribal Department. In 2015-2016, the accused had helped Narayan Patil, the then account branch in-charge of the assistant commissioner’s office, to embezzle government funds while he was posted as branch manager in the main branch of Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank.

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Narayan Patil used to forge the signature of the Assistant Commissioner, without verifying the same signature the Branch Manager used to issue DDs by making vouchers. Retired branch manager accused Rajendra Kumar father Girjashankar Pandey resident Kanyakubj Nagar Indore was arrested by the police team from his Indore residence. According to the SP, in the investigation of the case, the police is collecting information about the bank accounts of the accused and the transactions through which the government funds were embezzled. The investigation of the case is currently going on.

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