Embezzlement of nearly Rs 1 crore has reportedly been detected in Sukhanand Truck Operators Union, governed by two presidents, in Tapa town.
One of the two factions, led by operator Mandeep Mann, alleged that the union earned Rs 40 lakh, but the office bearers did not account for this money on record. Similarly, the union earned Rs 16 lakh through 1,000 rounds of trucks which carried sand to Maur Nabha village.
"The union earned more commission on trucks of other unions, amounting to Rs 18.75 lakh, through 250 rounds at Rs 7,500 each round. They also force us to pay Rs 200 as 'donation' for every round, which is illegal and unwarranted," operator Avtar Singh alleged.
Operator Narinder Singh alleged the embezzlement had been going on for the past one year, but even complaining to the senior superintendent of police (SSP) had yielded no results.
"We have submitted a complaint to him again," he added.Denying the charges, union president Jasbir Singh Pandher said that he was willing to get the books inspected.
SSP Snehdeep Sharma said that the application an inquiry had been marked to SP (detective).