Rs 1.38 cr siphoned off from Dharmari Sub Treasury, 3 officials suspended

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 6: Three officials of Sub Treasury Dharmari, Reasi allegedly siphoned off Rs 1.38 crore from the treasury following which the trio has been placed under suspension.
Police have also taken cognizance of the matter and registered a case FIR in this connection at Police Station Arnas while one of the accused employees has been purportedly detained for questioning.
According to Director General Accounts & Treasuries, Mahesh Dass, three employee of Sub Treasury Dharmari have been placed under suspension pending enquiry into their conduct.
The accused employees, namely Ajeet Kumar (AAO/Assistant Treasury Officer, Balbir Singh, Accounts Assistant and Ali Hussain Shah, MTS, allegedly siphoned off Rs 1.38 crore from the Treasury and the matter is under investigation.
The Director General Treasuries further informed that the matter came to light only last Monday following which the action was immediately taken. However, he did not elaborate the modus operandi of the accused employees.
Sources said that MTS Ali Hussain Shah is the main accused. He managed the confidence of other officials and managed the Treasury ID password to siphon off the money.
Sources further said that Police have detained Ali Hussain for questioning while other two accused officials were not arrested.
According to an order for suspension of the Treasury staff, the suspendees shall remain attached with the Directorate of Accounts & Treasuries , Jammu while Assistant Treasury Officer, Sub Treasury Arnas shall hold the charge of ATO Sub Treasury Dharmari, Reasi, in addition to his own duties.