Ludhiana: A former sarpanch of Jassian village has been booked by the Division Number 4 police for embezzlement of funds which were meant for the pensions to the widows and elderly persons. The police have registered an FIR against Davinder Singh, a former sarpanch of Jassian village, and his wife Sarabjit Kaur on the complaint of Harjit Singh of the same village. Cops registered the case against accused under section 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant) of the IPC.
In his complaint Harjit Singh said that the accused during his term as sarpanch Davinder embezzled the funds sent by social security department meant for the pensions of the widows and elderly persons. He added that the instead of distributing the pension among the beneficiaries the accused used to embezzle the same.
He also alleged that the accused misused the pension of those persons also who were dead, but the accused showed them alive in the records and thus embezzled the funds. According to police officials, investigation of the case is going on and the exact amount of embezzled funds would be accessed and the accused will be arrested soon.
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