26 court employees arrested for swindling provident fund (Lead)

February 17th, 2008 - 12:35 am ICT by admin  

Ghaziabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Police Saturday arrested 26 court employees here on the charge of swindling over Rs.70 million from the provident fund account of the court staff. Those arrested included 22 men and four women. Police conducted their medical examination at the district MMG hospital late Saturday night.According to police, the vigilance team of the audit cell of the Allahabad High Court had earlier noticed the swindling and informed the high court. The high court registrar ordered the court here to lodge a first information report (FIR) with the police to initiate legal action against the guilty.

Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court Judge Rama Jain late Friday filed the complaint at the Kavi Nagar police station here. She named a functionary as main culprit in addition to the 13 Class-3 employees, 30 Class-4 employees and 39 unidentified outside people.

The Kavi Nagar police, on the complaint, registered a criminal case against 85 people.

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