FIR against govt employee for siphoning staff salary

An FIR was lodged on Tuesday against a government employee for allegedly siphoning of Rs 15.94 lakh, which was to be distributed among the employees towards their salary and spent on a welfare scheme.

Updated: Dec 14, 2010, 22:43 PM IST

Chatra (Jharkhand): An FIR was lodged
on Tuesday against a government employee for allegedly siphoning of
Rs 15.94 lakh, which was to be distributed among the employees
towards their salary and spent on a welfare scheme, a senior
government official said here.
Chatra Block Development Officer, Parasnath Yadav,
said he filed the FIR with the Sadar police station after the
Block office`s head assistant, Vijay Prasad Ambast, allegedly
withdrew the amount from the government account and deposited
it in his own bank account.
"He is also absconding after the incident came to
light when staff salary was not disbursed. He withdrew the
money and deposited in his bank account," BDO said.

A part of the amount was also kept for Antyodaya
scheme, under which the administration distributes rice to the
poor people, he said.

PTI