He took advantage of technology to fleece the government for the past three years. On Saturday, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police arrested Vikas Rana, a clerk posted with the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) for allegedly bungling lakhs of rupees. The arrest comes a day after HT reported the fraud in the PMO.
The police said Rana had been committing the fraud since the Electronic Clearance System (ECS) was introduced at the PMO in 2005. The system enables paperless transaction of cash by banks.
“On scrutiny of the salary bills of officials of the accounts department of the PMO, it was found there was some error in the computer-generated printout. Further investigations revealed that Vikas Rana generated the bills,” the FIR states.