Head Constable held as Rs 20 lakh goes missing from malkhana

Head Constable held as Rs 20 lakh goes missing from malkhana

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Tribune News Service
Amritsar, November 30

The rural police on Monday arrested a Moharrir Head Constable (HC) posted with the Jandiala police station after Rs 20 lakh kept in the malkhana as case property went missing. He was identified as Kishan Chand, a resident of Batala.

The case

Suspect HC Kishan Chand said two days ago, he along with his assistant Harpreet Singh checked the malkhana and found the locks of the sealed box, in which Rs 20 lakh was kept, broken and the cash missing. Hence, he changed these.

As SHO Harchand Singh was on leave, SI Charan Singh along with his staff checked the entire malkhana complex and found the broken locks and an iron rod which was used to break the locks. He said all these things were seized and senior cops informed. As it is the responsibility of the Moharrir Head Constable of the police, a case has been registered against Kishan Chand and he has been suspended.

He was immediately placed under suspension and a case under Section 409 of the IPC (criminal breach of trust by public servant) and Section 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against him.

Sub-Inspector Charan Singh, who is also Additional SHO, said on Saturday Kishan Chand informed him about the missing of the cash which was confiscated by the police around two months ago. The police had informed the Income Tax Department regarding the seizure which was deposited in the malkhana of the Jandiala police station.

Kishan Chand said he had found the locks damaged four days ago and therefore changed it. He said two days ago, he along with his assistant Harpreet Singh checked the malkhana and found the locks of the sealed box, in which Rs 20 lakh was kept, broken and the cash missing.

As SHO Harchand Singh was on leave, Sub-Inspector Charan Singh along with his staff thoroughly checked the entire malkhana complex and found the broken locks and an iron rod which was used to break the locks. He said all these things were seized and senior police officials were informed about it.

As it is the responsibility of the Moharrir Head Constable of the police, a case has been registered against Kishan Chand and he has been suspended. Investigation is under progress.

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