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Patwari among three booked for embezzlement of Rs 4 lakh in Bathinda

Investigation officer ASI Gamdoor Singh of Sangat police station said they were yet to verify the amount embezzled as several other similar cases might appear.

punjab Updated: Jan 18, 2018 16:09 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bathinda
embezzlement,whitefly attack,damage of cotton crop
The money was meant as compensation for damage of cotton crop due to whitefly attack in 2015.(Representative image )

Police have booked three people, including a Patwari, a village Nambardar and a panchayat member — all residents of Bajak village — for allegedly embezzling Rs 4 lakh meant as compensation for damage of cotton crop due to whitefly attack in 2015.

Complainant Ramvir Singh, of Bajak village, alleged that panchayat member, Gurmit Singh, patwari Jagdev Singh and nambardar Lakhvir Singh embezzled the amount meant as compensation for cotton crop damaged due to the whitefly attack on cotton. They have been booked under sections 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

Investigation officer ASI Gamdoor Singh of Sangat police station said they were yet to verify the amount embezzled as several other similar cases might appear.

The money was meant as compensation for damage of cotton crop due to whitefly attack in 2015.

First Published: Jan 18, 2018 16:09 IST