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3 officers held in Hailakandi for embezzlement of funds

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HAILAKANDI, June 20 - In connection with the embezzlement of funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), an Accountant and two Junior Engineers of Hailakandi Development Block were arrested by the police on Saturday and sent to jail by the court.

Police sources said Accountant Parvej Ahmed Laskar and two Junior Engineers, namely Altaf Hussain Mazumdar and Sudip Dhar were arrested for violating official guidelines while disbursing payments.

Sources further informed that they had embezzled around Rs 40 lakh under the MGNREGA in Hailakandi Development Block and the payments were made without citing any practical reason. Ashim Bhattacharjee, Chief Executive Officer of Hailakandi Zilla Parishad filed an FIR in Hailakandi Sadar Police Station and a case (No. 230/17) was also registered in this connection. Raghabendra Das, Block Development Officer of Hailakandi and Lala, is currently absconding, police said.

Hailakandi Deputy Superintendent of Police Foiz Ahmed Laskar said enquiry into the case is going on and more arrests are likely to take place soon.

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3 officers held in Hailakandi for embezzlement of funds

HAILAKANDI, June 20 - In connection with the embezzlement of funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), an Accountant and two Junior Engineers of Hailakandi Development Block were arrested by the police on Saturday and sent to jail by the court.

Police sources said Accountant Parvej Ahmed Laskar and two Junior Engineers, namely Altaf Hussain Mazumdar and Sudip Dhar were arrested for violating official guidelines while disbursing payments.

Sources further informed that they had embezzled around Rs 40 lakh under the MGNREGA in Hailakandi Development Block and the payments were made without citing any practical reason. Ashim Bhattacharjee, Chief Executive Officer of Hailakandi Zilla Parishad filed an FIR in Hailakandi Sadar Police Station and a case (No. 230/17) was also registered in this connection. Raghabendra Das, Block Development Officer of Hailakandi and Lala, is currently absconding, police said.

Hailakandi Deputy Superintendent of Police Foiz Ahmed Laskar said enquiry into the case is going on and more arrests are likely to take place soon.