By Bahadurjit Singh-
ROPAR: Ropar Police have arrested two persons in the case relating to fraud of Rs. 1.6 crore at SDM office of Chamkaur Sahib.
It is alleged that an amount of Rs 1.6 crore received by SDM office in 2009 from NHAI for disbursal of payments against land acquisition and meant for widening of roads, was withdrawn from bank account of SDM office by the accused by forging SDM’s signatures on cheques.
Chamkaur Sahib Police had registered a case on October 24 last against Ramesh Sahota a resident of Jalandhar, Paramjit Singh of Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra and Oma Shankar, an employee of National Highway Authority of India(NHAI) under Section 420,465,467,468,471, and 120-B of IPC on the complaint of Chamkaur Sahib SDM Punit Goel in connection with the fraud.
It is alleged that Sahota withdrew Rs 80,50,500 using forged cheque through Central Bank of India in Sector 25 Panchkula bank and Paramjit got Rs 25,50,465 transferred to his account at State Bank of Patiala branch at Talwandi Kotan in Rajasthan.
After the investigations of the police arrested two persons Sukhdev Singh of village Mauzlidinpur,who was working as clerk on contract basis at Chamkaur Sahib SDM office and one Parkash Singh of Nurpur Bedi for their involvement in the case.
The main accused named in FIR has not been arrested so far and are still at large.
Police have recovered Rs.7.45 lakhs from the accused Sukhdev Singh and Rs.3.40 lakhs from Parkash Singh. The accused were produced before a local court which remanded them to police custody for five days.