Ludhiana | Retired co-op secretary wanted for embezzlement of 12.57 crore said PO

The court declared Jagdev Singh, retired secretary of the Butahari agricultural cooperative, declared offender; the accused, wanted for embezzlement ??12.57 crore, is on the run

A retired secretary of the Butahari Multipurpose Agricultural Cooperative Society has been declared an offender by the court for embezzlement ??12.57 crores.

Defendant Jagdev Singh from Butahari village was arrested by Dehlon police on December 19, 2020 under section 409 (criminal breach of trust by an official) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section of the Law on the Prevention of Corruption.

An FIR was filed following the statement of Sangram Singh, deputy registrar of the company. Sangram said that Jagdev Singh retired from the company on April 30, 2019. After his retirement, when the inspector of the cooperative society Harjinder Singh scanned the file, he found that the accused had not made a ‘inputs for fertilizers purchased and distributed to farmers. from April 1, 2018. Investigating themselves, they found that the accused had misappropriated ??12.57 crores

Police chief Gurjot Singh, who is investigating the case, said the accused fled after being jailed in the criminal case. He was never arrested and the court declared him an offender on November 2.

Following court orders, the police filed another FIR against him under section 174-A (failure to appear at specified location) of the IPC.

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