Delhi Police EOW files cheating case against Akali leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 22-01-2021 16:23 IST | Created: 22-01-2021 16:13 IST
Delhi Police EOW files cheating case against Akali leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa
Representative Image Image Credit: ANI

The Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing has registered a cheating case against Shiromani Akali Dal leader and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjinder Singh Sirsa, officials said on Friday.

According to reports, a Delhi court had in November last year directed the EOW to register an FIR against Sirsa for alleged misappropriation of funds during his tenure as the secretary general of the DSGMC.

The case against Sirsa and others was registered on Thursday for cheating and embezzlement of gurdwara funds by making huge unjustified payments, totalling around Rs 1 crore, for the purchase of tents, blankets and tarpaulin from sham companies, the police said.

It was registered on the basis of a complaint by one Bhupinder Singh, who is one of the stakeholders in the funds received by the DSGMC, they said.

The case was registered under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, the police said.

An investigation is underway, they said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Why unequal access to coronavirus vaccines is a threat to us all

... ...

India’s love affair with fossil fuels: the path to sustainable development?

... ...

Videos

Latest News

U.S. president, Saudi king speak ahead of expected Khashoggi report release

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday told Saudi King Salman he would work for bilateral ties as strong and transparent as possible, the White House said, ahead of the expected release of a sensitive U.S. intelligence report on the 2018 murd...

U.S. Senate panel sets hearing for Biden's No. 2 and No. 3 Justice Department picks

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday announced it will hold a confirmation hearing on March 9 for President Joe Bidens nominees to serve in the No. 2 and No. 3 top jobs at the U.S. Justice Department. Lisa Monaco, a former federa...

US president believes it's important to modernise immigration system: WH

US President Joe Biden believes that it is important and long overdue to modernise the immigration system, and this includes taking steps to help ensure high skilled workers can stay in the country, the White House has said.Biden has revoke...

Biden: U.S. to launch massive effort to educate Americans about COVID-19 vaccines

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday his administration plans to launch a campaign to educate Americans about coronavirus vaccines in anticipation of a period later this year where supply may outstrip demand because of vaccine hesitanc...

Give Feedback