Former SSA Accountant Arrested for Fraud

Published: 21st April 2016 05:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2016 05:36 AM   |  A+A-

BALANGIR: Jethu Sahu, a former accountant of Sarva Sikshya Abhiyan (SSA), was arrested for fraudulently drawing `30,000 from SSA account. Jethu withdrew the money in cheque using official seal of the accountant of SSA (Balangir) although he was suspended from the job on embezzlement ground.

SSA District Project Coordinator (DPC), Dhananjay Mohapatra filed an FIR at Balangir Town police station following which, Jethu was arrested on Wednesday.

Earlier, he was arrested in connection with a fraud of around `five crore. He had forged the signatures of seven DPCs in connivance with former cashier of SSA, Doctor Sahu in 2007. The then DPC, Sushanta Kumar Chopdar had filed an FIR in Balangir Town police station in May 2013 against the two. After three months of the FIR, both the accused had surrendered. Jethu was out on bail and tried to take out money illegally from SSA account again.

IIC of Town police station, P Patnaik said the case of Jethu is with the Crime Branch. Very soon a team of CB will reach Balangir and start inquiry, the IIC added.

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