Police seize Rs 1.35 crore from house of accountant, colleague

Last Updated: Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 15:57

Samastipur/Patna (Bihar): Police on Saturday raided
the house of an accountant and his colleague posted in the
office of the Senior Superintendent of Police of Muzaffarpur
and seized Rs 1.35 crore in cash and jewellery, besides
freezing bank accounts with deposits showing Rs 43 lakh.

A police team led by ASP Manish raided the houses of SK Choudhary, the accountant, and his colleagues Shakuntala
Devi and Devi suspecting their alleged involvement in
embezzlement of funds meant for Muzaffarpur police here this
morning and seized the money, the authorities said.

While Rs 85 lakh were seized from the house of
Choudhary, the remaining amount from that of Shakuntala Devi
and Devi, Director General of Police Neelmani said in
Patna.

Choudhary and Shakuntala were posted at the office
of the Senior Superintendent of Police Office at Muzaffapur,
while Devi was said to be close to Shakuntala.

All three have been arrested, he said, adding FIR was
registered in this connection, he said.

Neelmani said police also seized five ATM cards and
froze several bank accounts of Choudhary.

The action followed an inquiry that confirmed
embezzlement of funds worth around Rs 5 crore allotted to
the Muzaffarpur police by the state government, recently,
authorities claimed.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 15:57

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