12 civic officials arrested for graft

February 15th, 2009 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has arrested 12 officials of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on charges of corruption and forgery, an official said Sunday.

“We have arrested 12 officials in the last four days in different cases,” said Additional Commissioner of Police Dilip Kumar.

“They were arrested for embezzlement of official funds, corrpution, bribery and forgery,” Kumar, who heads the ACB, told IANS.

Junior engineer Jagbir Singh was arrested on charges of allowing illegal constructions on over a dozen properties falling under his jurisdiction at Karol Bagh in central Delhi.

Kumar said more officials were likely to be arrested in the case in coming days.

In a separate case registered about five years ago, retired sanitary superintendent Baldev Prasad Sharma and retired chief sanitary inspector Heera Lal Gupta were arrested for introducing fictitious names in the muster rolls to inflate the number of workers and siphon off money from the exchequer.

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