Punjab Vigilance Bureau today arrested Chairman of Block Samiti Kharar Resham Singh for embezzlement of government funds amounting to Rs 37.50 lakhs approximately under the garb of issuing purchase orders to JR Printers firm to supply various stationary items, proceeding registers, cash books, stock registers, muster rolls under Panchayati Raj Act etc. for use of various village panchayats which falls under the jurisdiction of Block Samiti Kharar.Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau said another case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against other accused the then BDPO Kharar Jatinder Singh Dhillon along with Punit Mittal, Rajinderpal Mittal and Jeetpal Mittal partners of a private Firm JR Printers and raids are being conducted to arrest them.Giving details, he said during the probe it was found by the investigation agency that no material was supplied by the controversial firm and all the above said culprits in connivance with each other usurped the money and distributed it among themselves.
He added that the then BDPO and concerned officials have omitted the necessary procedure to float tenders to procure huge quantity of various stationary items but issued orders to JR Printers firm to supply such material. "In another such case they used the same modus operandi to embezzle approx Rs 10.25 lakhs under the garb of putting flex boards in various villages depicting previous Government's development works", he said.The spokesperson further said BDPO Dhillon and Chairman Resham Singh have misused their official position to give permissions for the aforementioned works without the requisite approvals of appropriate higher authorities. He informed that a case has been registered at VB police station SAS Nagar to probe the allegations and embezzlement in government funds and further probe was in progress. "There is strong suspicion that they're involved in many other embezzlements in works done during the previous government tenure", he added.