Society grants misused, Jalandhar DC recommends lodging of FIR

Society grants misused, Jalandhar DC recommends lodging of FIR

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, August 2

Following a report tabled by ADC (Development) regarding the misuse of grants by two welfare societies, Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Jaspreet Singh has written to the city police recommending the lodging of an FIR in the matter.

A complaint had been lodged against six societies functional in the Jalandhar North Assembly segment. The inquiry against two societies has been completed.

A complaint had been lodged with the DC office on the matter by former Jalandhar North BJP legislator KD Bhandari and another party leader, Kulwinder Singh Jolly, since June 7.

As per the report an amount of Rs 10 lakh was doled out to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Welfare Housing Society for setting up a community hall near Kalia Colony, which never came up. During inquiry, society members showed that they had been raising a community centre, which actually belonged to Sri Parshuram Nagar Welfare Society. The ADC found that the amount had been writhdrawn by a member on several occasions, which he deposited back on June 8, just a day after the complaint had been lodged. It was also found that several members of the society were related to one another.

Similarly, it was found that Bhai Lalo Welfare Society had been given government grants for setting up a community centre but upon inquiry the residents said that they had been raising the centre pooling in their own money. Furnishing all proofs in his inquiry, the ADC submitted the report which the DC has now approved and forwarded it to the Commissioner of Police for taking necessary action against those who misused the public money.

Community centre that never came up

  • As per the inquiry report, Rs 10 lakh was doled out to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Welfare Housing Society for setting up a community hall near Kalia Colony, which never came up
  • Society members showed that they had been raising a community centre, which belonged to Sri Parshuram Nagar Welfare Society
  • The report also reveals that the amount had been withdrawn by a member on several occasions, which he deposited back on June 8, just a day after the complaint had been lodged

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