Chandigarh: A day after the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Chandigarh Police busted a gang of five persons who allegedly embezzled an amount over 4 Crores from the UT Administration account, the police have found the involvement of a UT Administration employee in the crime. Meanwhile, the accused arrested have been sent to two days police remand by local court. Pawan Kumar, DSP EOW said, “The accomplice of the prime accused is a contractual employee of the Executive Engineer Central Power, Division 4 (EECP-4) department. The accused employee of UT has been identified as Partap Singh who is the brother of King Pin Prem Singh.
The DSP said that a complaint was received in this regard from Anand Kumar Jha DAO-I (Division Accounts Officers-1), that someone has hacked their official login and password and embezzled the amount of Rs 4,04,19,810 fraudulently by using their fake signatures on fake pay orders. Following this, immediately the investigation was entrusted to EOW by senior officers. A special investigation team (SIT) was constituted. The SIT found that a sum of Rs 1,98,99,897 was transferred in bank account number (62460318700) of State Bank of Hyderabad Phase-5 in Mohali in the name of Sumit Garg Prop. Creative Builders and Rs. 2,05,19,913 was transferred in the bank account 529101010035077 of Union Bank of India in the name of Deepak Mittal Proprietor Century Engineer. It was found that out of this embezzled amount only Rs 13.15 lacs was withdrawn on 6 may. Since, only Rs 13.15 lacs was withdrawn till May 6, therefore, it was presumed that accused persons will try to withdraw the whole amount.
Following this, a trap laid down in the banks at Sector-35 Branch Chandigarh and Mohali Phase-10 Branch of Union Bank of India. During trap one person was apprehended from Sector-35 Branch of Union Bank of India, when he presented a cheque for encashment from the above mentioned accounts who disclosed his name as Rahul Sharma alias Ravi Kumar and later on Ajay Kumar (Real Name) a resident of Village Bhankharpur. Later on upon his identification his associates i.e. Prem Singh, Samdarsh alias Josef, Mustafa and Santosh Kumar have been arrested from secor-36, Chandigarh.
Accused opened 16 accounts on fake names
During, further investigation it is revealed that Partap Singh (brother of King Pin Prem Singh) is serving in EECP-4 and Prem Singh in connivance with Partap Singh stolen the Login, password and stamps of EECP-4 and prepared forged pay orders in the name of their two fake firms i.e. M/s Century Engineers and Creative Builders. Upon this Partap Singh was also arrested on May 7. It was found that Ajay Kumar (Real Name) and Mustafa (real name) they both had opened Sixteen (16) bank accounts by impersonate themselves as Rahul Sharma, Ravi Kumar and Deepak Mittal, Vikas Goyal, Sumit Garg respectively.
Kingpin, Prem a habitual offender and convict in kidnapping case
Several criminal cases like snatching, theft and kidnapping have been found registered against King Pin Prem Kumar and he came out from burial jail in January 2016 after completing his conviction in kidnapping case. This time he hatched conspiracy in connivance with above said accused persons and embezzled Rs. 4,04,19,810/- of UT Administration fraudulently.
Cash Rs 9.50 lakhs, fake ITR’s, mobiles and others items recovered
During investigation of the case, the EOW team has recovered Rs 9.50 lacs cash, one car, one cheque of Rs. 32 lacs, fake stamps, Fake ITRs, six (06) mobile phones, ATM Cards, Bank Passbooks and cheque Books have been recovered. All accused persons were produced in the court on Sunday and two days police remand of the five accused has been obtained investigation is going on.
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