New Delhi: The Delhi police on Wednesday told the
Delhi High Court that MCD has failed to provide the list of
its officers who were appointing authority and allegedly
involved in fraudulent withdrawal of salaries on behalf of
hundreds of non-existent employees.
Appearing for the Economic Offence Wing of Crime Branch
of Delhi Police, Standing Counsel (civil) Najmi Waziri alleged
before the bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Rajiv
Sahai Endlaw that the civic agency was not co-operating with
the investigating agency.
"The information regarding initial appointing authority,
supervisory officers and salary details of 864 safai
karmacharis and 46 terminated employees who are still
untraceable is awaited from MCD," the counsel told the court
claiming the probe is on the verge of completion.
The bench directed MCD to provide the list of officials
within a week to the police for further probe and sought a
progress report from the police by April 20, next date of
Filing an affidavit, the police told the HC bench that
seven FIRs have been registered on charges of cheating,
conspiracy and impersonation after finding that some
employees had drawn the salary in other employee`s name and
some were working outside the city but their names figured in
the ghost employees` list and regular salary was drawn.
The government`s counsel had earlier told the court that
MCD had caused a loss of about Rs 500 crore to the public
exchequer in the past five years by paying salaries to
hundreds of its employees who were not even appointed.