Nagpur Anganwadi Scam: Officials Booked for Rs 88 Lakh Embezzlement

Ten officials from the Women and Child Development department in Nagpur are facing charges for embezzling Rs 88.57 lakh earmarked for anganwadi upgrades. The alleged scam involved fake bills and procurement misconduct in multiple locations. Following an investigation, criminal cases have been filed.


PTI | Nagpur | Updated: 03-06-2024 22:35 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 22:35 IST
Nagpur Anganwadi Scam: Officials Booked for Rs 88 Lakh Embezzlement
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In a significant development, ten officials from the Women and Child Development department have been charged in connection with a massive anganwadi scam in Nagpur, according to a statement by a Nagpur Rural police official on Monday.

Allegedly, these officials embezzled over Rs 88 lakh allocated for upgrading anganwadis by submitting fake bills and bypassing procurement norms. The scam reportedly took place across multiple areas including Katol, Saoner, Umrer, Parseoni, and others, resulting in a loss of around Rs 88.57 lakh to the state exchequer.

In response to these allegations, the Nagpur Zilla Parishad established a three-member committee to investigate. The released report pointed to gross financial misconduct, leading ZP authorities to initiate legal action under the Indian Penal Code for cheating, criminal conspiracy, and related offences.

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