Bhartesh Singh Thakur
Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, October 4
For allegedly spending lakhs within the identify of entertaining writers, irregularities in medical and journey payments and getting insurance coverage executed of his official automotive twice in a 12 months, State Vigilance Bureau has booked former Director of Haryana Urdu Akademi , Narender Kumar.
There was a grievance towards Narender Kumar, a resident of Panipat, as irregularities of Rs 15.07 lakh have been revealed throughout an audit of the Haryana Urdu Akademi for the 12 months 2018. It was alleged that he together with some workers of the academy have been concerned.
“The FIR has been registered and investigations are happening,” stated Director Basic, State Vigilance Bureau, PK Agrawal.
A number of vouchers of similar date for entertaining writers
An quantity of Rs 14,009 was allegedly proven as spent on entertaining writers, which a driver Pramod Kumar claimed by a cheque on July 16, 2018.
Two days later, on July 18, 2018, one other quantity of Rs 8,947 was cleared by a cheque, allegedly proven as spent on entertaining writers. It was issued within the identify of messenger Kapoor Chand. Nonetheless, he informed that he by no means withdrew the cash however on the directions of then Director Narender Kumar, he had signed the invoice, stated the Vigilance Bureau.
Driver Pramod Kumar withdrew cash by cheques for which two separate vouchers, dated July 18, 2018, of Rs 1,605 and Rs 27,436 respectively have been issued, once more allegedly proven as spent on entertaining writers. He had given again the quantity to Narender Kumar, as per Vigilance Bureau.
One other voucher of similar date confirmed expenditure of Rs 43,126 allegedly within the identify of entertaining writers, for which then then Director Narender Kumar had acquired the quantity in his personal account. The Vigilance Bureau stated the then Director could not give a stable reply on this allegation.
One other voucher of Rs 47, 590 was issued the following day, July 19,2018, cleared once more allegedly within the identify of entertaining writers. Once more, driver Pramod Kumar withdrew the quantity and gave it again to the then Director.
Pramod once more withdrew Rs 40, 370 for which a voucher was issued, dated July 26, 2018, within the identify of entertaining writers and giving protect and so forth. He gave the quantity again to the then director.
One other quantity of Rs 2,010 was withdrawn, once more for leisure of writers, by a voucher, dated September 7, 2018.
The audit stated that such leisure was not permitted.
A journey invoice of Rs 1.02 lakh was reimbursed with out permission from competent authority. No stable proof might be offered by Narender Kumar concerning this, stated the Vigilance Bureau.
The official automotive’s insurance coverage was acquired executed twice, one in April, 2018, after which in October, 2018. The vouchers for the fee of journey invoice and for second insurance coverage have been of the identical date.
A invoice of Jagat Jewellers of Delhi for purchases of Rs 39,155 was additionally claimed. It was discovered cancelled within the document of the agency.
It was discovered that he allegedly acquired Rs 39,155 as medical reimbursement in his account, with out permission from competent authority in July 2018. Additionally, Rs 25,417 was allegedly spent on meals and books which the audit termed as irregular.
Based on the FIR, he dedicated a rip-off of Rs 1.89 lakh and Rs 1.21 lakh is because of be recovered from him.
He has been booked for prison conspiracy, dishonest, forgery, prison breach of belief underneath related part of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Corruption Act.
Narender Kumar couldn’t be contacted for feedback.