Account Clerk of cane Development Council, accused of financial embezzlement, sent to jail


Lucknow: Commissioner Cane and Sugar Shri Sanjay R. Bhoosreddy said that after coming into light the embezzlement in Cane Development Council Maliyana, preliminary inquiry was done by District Cane Officer Meerut. In preliminary inquiry Mr. Naresh Kumar Sharma, in-charge accounts clerk of council was found to be main accused. F.I.R. has been lodged in various sections and Mr. Sharma has been arrested and sent to jail. The Department has also suspended Mr. Sharma from the date of his detention i.e. July 06, 2020.

While providing detailed information in this regard, Shri Bhoosreddy, told that during investigation it was found by the investigation team that Mr. Sharma, have been transferred more than Rs. 2 crores of Government / Council money into his and relatives’ accounts by using fraudulent methods & making fake signature of Senior Cane Development Inspector, Maliana. He also informed that for financial work of Cane Development Council Maliyana, accounts were operated in Punjab National Bank and Syndicate Bank, Baghpat Road Meerut. The role of Bank personnel’s is also questionable in this case.

The cane commissioner said that due to embezzlement / economic offenses of more than Rs.2 crores by Mr. sharma and suspicious role of the personnel of the concerned banks an FIR was lodged in concerned police station under section 420, 120-B, 467, 468, 471 and 477-A of Indian Penal Code 1860 and Mr. Sharma has been sent to the jail. The police has recovered Rs.23 lakhs from Mr. Sharma.

He also informed that in view of the seriousness of matter the inquiry has been handed over to the divisional commissioner, Meerut, for the estimation of financial damage to the cane Development Council, Maliana, and involvement of the employees and officers of the Council and of the concerned banks.

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