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5-year jail for electricity department head cashier

chandigarh Updated: May 07, 2013 19:38 IST
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Additional district and sessions judge Shalini S Nagpal on Tuesday awarded a 5-year jail term to a UT electricity department head cashier for embezzling Rs 1.64 crore.

The court had on Monday convicted Mangat Ram under sections 409 (criminal breach of trust), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471(using as genuine a forged document) and 477A (falsification of accounts) of the Indian Penal Code along with various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Mangat Ram has been convicted in two FIRs, for which the police had filed five separate charge sheets.

The case was registered on May 2, 2008, when an audit of the State Bank of India (SBI) revealed that the head cashier with the UT electricity department had not deposited Rs 1.64 crore, collected through electricity bills and new connections in the SBI's treasury for four years from 2003 to 2007.

He used to forge vouchers of the bank and prepare fake stamps to show that the amount had been deposited.

The statements of the UT electricity department officials and CFSL reports saying that vouchers were fake helped the prosecution prove the case against the convict.