Guwahati: The Dibrugarh police on Friday arrested another official in connection with a financial scam at the Dibrugarh district Sarba Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) office.
Giyas Ali, the Finance & Accounts Officer (FAO) of Dibrugarh District Sarba Shiksha Abhiyan office was arrested by the police on charge of siphoning off government fund.
He was brought to the Dibrugarh police station on Thursday night and was arrested on Friday morning following several hours of interrogation. He has been booked under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant).
On Thursday, police had made the first arrest in the case. Dhanti Gogoi Saikia, an accountant of the Dibrugarh district Sarba Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) office was arrested by the police for siphoning off beneficiaries fund to the tune of Rs 30 lakh.
She has been accused of transferring Rs 30 lakh of IRDF and Gunotsav funds to three of her personal accounts in Punjab National Bank, UCO Bank and SBI instead of the actual beneficiaries.
The scam came to light during an internal audit conducted by the Dibrugarh Sarba Shiksha Abhiyan office.
Talking to reporters, Dibrugarh superintendent of police, Shwetank Mishra said, “Basis on a FIR filed by the inspector of schools, we have arrested Dhanti Gogoi from her residence. We have started our investigation into the case.”
“We have arrested the account of SSM, Dibrugarh for siphoning off beneficiary fund and transferred it to her personal account in PNB, UCO and SBI. A case no 255/23 u/s 406/409 IPC was registered at Dibrugarh police station. Our investigation has been going on. Whoever is involved in this case will be booked under law,” the SP said.
He further said, “During interogation, she has revealed that she has used the fund for her personnel use. We have verified and found that the account of SSM was involved in siphoning off beneficiary fund into her own account,”.
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