Social welfare `scam`: Two bank officials arrested

Last Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012 - 15:11

Muzaffarnagar: Two officials of a public sector bank were arrested for their alleged involvement in a multi-crore Rupee scam in the Uttar Pradesh social welfare department, police said Monday.

The bank`s branch manager Pramod Sharma and cashier Rajender Sharma were arrested yesterday in this connection, SP (City) Raj Kamal Yadav said.

He also said that a hunt was on to nab Anil Verma, the main accused in the scam that took place during 2008-09.

A former district welfare officer, Rinku Singh Rahi, had alleged a multi-crore scam in the social welfare department by staging a dharna in Lucknow seeking reply to an RTI query in connection with the "scam".

The Samajwadi Party government had ordered a probe into Rahi`s charges after coming to power in March this year.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 23, 2012 - 15:11

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