Clerk at Prime Minister’s Office arrested for embezzlement

January 25th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has arrested a clerk, posted at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), for allegedly siphoning off funds, police Sunday said. Vikas Rana reportedly used to prepare salary bills in the name of four senior officials, who were posted at the PMO three years ago but had since returned to their parent cadre. However, Rana continued to withdraw salaries in their name.

He reportedly collected the salaries through the Electronic Clearance System (ECS), introduced at the PMO in 2005.

Police had registered a case in this connection Jan 4.

Rana, arrested Saturday, was produced before the duty Metropolitan Magistrate who sent him to six days police custody.

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