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Panchayat secretary arrested for graft

PUNJAB NEWSLINE NETWORK
November 16, 2018 01:35 PM

UNA: Secretary of Lower Dehlan panchayat in Una Sub-Division, Ranjit Singh was arrested last night by the Una police on the charges of graft. ASP Vinod Kumar Dhiman said the accused had allegedly embezzled a sum of Rs 5 lakh, which was meant for construction of a community building in the panchayat.

The ASP said Ranjit Singh was Secretary of the panchayat during 2014-15. The accused had allegedly submitted a utilisation certificate of government funds in 2015 even while the building was nowhere on the ground.
The accused was produced in the court today, which remanded him to police custody till November 17.

The case was being investigated. More persons could be arrested.

Ranjit Singh was Secretary of the panchayat during 2014-15. The accused had allegedly embezzled a sum of Rs 5 lakh, which was meant for construction of a community building in the panchayat.

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