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CBI books govt body chief for diverting funds worth Rs 48 lakh

M Sita Lakshmi, president of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachara Sabha (DBHPS) between 2011 and 2015, and her daughter M Padma were named in an FIR.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2017 23:59 IST
Azaan Javaid
M Sita Lakshmi, president of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachara Sabha (DBHPS) between 2011 and 2015, and her daughter M Padma were named in an FIR.
M Sita Lakshmi, president of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachara Sabha (DBHPS) between 2011 and 2015, and her daughter M Padma were named in an FIR.(Mujeeb Faruqui/ Hindustan Times)

The president of a Hyderabad-based government institution — responsible for the spread of Hindi language in south India — was booked by CBI for allegedly diverting government funds for personal use.

M Sita Lakshmi, president of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachara Sabha (DBHPS) between 2011 and 2015, and her daughter M Padma were named in an FIR lodged by the agency under sections for criminal misconduct, conspiracy, breach of trust, forgery and other sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The action was taken after a complaint by the current president of the institution P Obaiah who accused Lakshmi of funneling government funds worth Rs 48 lakh .Obaiah has accused that the duo diverted funds to construct an English medium school Navyodaya Vidya Niketan on the personal property of Padma in Visakhapatnam.

According to the FIR, Sita Lakshmi allegedly withdrew Rs 48 lakh, through self-drawn cheques from the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachara Sabha account at Andhra Bank, Arilova Branch in Visakhapatnam between 2014 December and April 2015.