4 PSEB officials booked for misusing Rs 10 crore

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 04, 2015 11:12 IST

Following a report of the Punjab vigilance bureau, police have booked four employees of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) for allegedly misusing Rs 10 crore from the sports fund.

The complainant, registrar of the education department, SAS Nagar, alleged that Darshan Singh Atwal, Roopa Saini, Preetam Singh Chhabra and Harjinder Singh, all employees of the education department, Punjab, missutilised Rs 10 crore from the sports fund. Some of them have already retired from service, stated the report.

The complainant stated that the issue dated back to 2009-10, the Punjab education department office was located in Sector 17, Chandigarh.

The case, being investigated by the economic offences wing (EOW) of the UT police, was registered after a complaint from the Punjab vigilance department a month ago.

Meanwhile, inspector Charanjit Singh, posted with the EOW of the UT police, said a case under sections 409 (criminal breach of trust by a public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent), 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered. “The allegations pertaining to the cheating and misuse of funds are yet to be ascertained as probe is still on, he said.

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