Udaigarh: Udaigarh police arrested two more accused including former block education officer Naval Singh Rawat and Head of pay center and then mandal corrodinator Hetram Rajput in connection with the infamous Rs 16 crore embezzlement case in the tribal welfare department.
In the case, Rawat is charged with embezzlement by withdrawing Rs 59,26,564 and Rajput of Rs 1,16,14,453 in an unauthorized manner.
Investigating officer Inspector PS Damor said that a total four accused including Bholaprasad Patel, accountant Rituraj Singh Solanki has been arrested so far. Investigation in the matter is going on. Police produced Rawat and Rajput before the court from where they were sent to police remand.
Damor added that efforts are underway to arrest the other absconding accused. Along with this, the details of the assets of all the accused are also being collected. According to the rules, the government will be compensated for property embezzlement by embezzling the property.
Earlier, on July 16, 2020, Alirajpur district tribal welfare department’s assistant commissioner had lodged a police complaint against school education department accountant Rituraj Singh Solanki under Sections 409 (breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (dishonestly uses as genuine any document), 120(B) (criminal conspiracy), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offense) of Indian Penal Code.
Following this, investigation under the direction of then Alirajpur superintendent of police Vipul Shrivastava began. During police investigation, it was found that Rs 16 crore were misappropriated.
During investigation embezzlement of Rs 1,05,99,520 by then BEO Dungarsingh Solanki, Rs 2,51,40,510 by Bhola Prasad Patel, Rs 59,26,564 by Nawalsingh Rawat, Rs 40,48,786 by Paramanand Dhakad, Rs 36,79,627 by Madhulal Parmar, Rs 33,49,000 by Ramkishore Tomar, Rs 23,28,239 by Naveen Shrivastava, and Rs 23,67,6809 by Dr Suraj Singh have been revealed.
Besides eight BEOs, other employees including accountant, assistant grade II, and the center head who was posted here between 2011 and 2017 have also been made accused in the case.
So far only four accused in the case have been arrested, while six BEOs and six other employees of the accounts branch are still on run.