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Rs 6.65cr missing in priest raid: 2 ASIs, informer booked

JALANDHAR: In a big embarrassment for Punjab Police, two assistant sub-inspectors and an informer had been booked on Saturday following a special investigation crew (SIT) probe into Rs 6.65 crore going missing from the cash seized during a police seek at the place of dwelling of

Father Antony Madassery in Partappura, Jalandhar, on March 29. Father Antony is a close aide of Kerala nun rapeaccused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

ASIs Joginder Singh, Rajpreet Singh and informer Surinder Singh, a resident of Gurdaspur, had been booked for felony breach of trust and under Prevention of Corruption Act at the state crime police station in Mohali in the misappropriation case. The police are looking for the three accused who have long gone missing.

The priest had alleged on March 31 that Rs 6.65 crore were “misappropriated” from the overall quantity of Rs 16.65 crore lying at his space. The priest had claimed that the cash belonged to Sahodya, a partnership corporate being run by way of him and three clergymen, and comprised sale proceeds of books bought in 45-46 convent faculties under the Diocese of Jalandhar Following the priest’s criticism, the Punjab DGP had requested (crime) Parveen Kumar Sinha to research the misappropriation. The IG wondered the police group of workers who had visited the priest’s place of dwelling and other eyewitnesses. He also procured CCTV footage from a branch of South India Bank to verify the declare that its group of workers had been present at the priest’s place of dwelling to assemble the cash The case was once registered on SIT’s advice.

The accused police officers, posted in Patiala, had been reportedly moved to Khanna by way of an order from Punjab DGP. When requested about this, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh told media individuals in Jalandhar that he would now not remark as the investigation was once still on, however the police officers “can be stuck”.

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