Two SSA scam accused surrender

Published: 17th August 2013 12:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2013 12:16 PM   |  A+A-

The two persons accused in over Rs 5 crore scam in Balangir Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) surrendered at Balangir town police station on Friday morning.

Recently, the SDJM court, Balangir had issued non-bailable warrants against the duo after rejecting their pleas for anticipatory bail. The two employees, accountant Jethu Sahu and cashier Doctor Sahu had allegedly embezzled the amount from Government fund by forging signatures of five former District Project Coordinators (DPC) of SSA.

Talking to mediapersons, DSP, Crime Branch, PK Panda said he was not authorised to say anything on the matter. The Crime Branch has been given the custody of both the accused and after interrogation, truth will come to light, he added.

After the scam surfaced, the then DPC Susanta Chopdar had lodged an FIR in Balangir town police station on May 9. Both the accused were absconding for last three months. The Crime Branch was investigating the case and vigilance sleuths had raided the houses of both the accused.

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