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Official suspended for ‘graft’

delhi Updated: Sep 23, 2010 01:08 IST
Delhi Government

Delhi Government on Wednesday suspended a senior official of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board for alleged misappropriation of funds.

Assistant Director (cash) of the board Purshottam Kumar has been suspended for allegedly misappropriating R3.51 crore, officials said.

Delhi Finance Minister A.K. Walia said financial irregularities were detected in several financial dealings involving the board, which was earlier functioning under the MCD as the Slum and Jhughi Jhopri department.

The irregularities were detected while depositing charges collected from the squatters over the years. Officials said an FIR has also been lodged at the Indraprastha police station.

It has been found that Kumar used to collect the charges from the squatters in cash or cheques.

The cheques were deposited in an account maintained with the Central Bank of

India whereas cash amount collected was not deposited in the bank and instead fake counterfoils with bank stamp were given to the squatters as proof of payment, the officials said.