FIR lodged in MNREGA scam of Banaskantha -Sohini Ghosh

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published Published on Aug 5, 2020   modified Modified on Aug 10, 2020

-The Indian Express

The FIR, registered late on Sunday, was based on a complaint filed by deputy taluka development officer at Amirgadh, Dharmesh Kumar Vyas, said Amirgadh police station sub inspector TJ Desai.

Ahmedabad: Two days after independent MLA Jignesh Mevani and Gujarat Congress working president Hardik Patel alleged a multi-crore scam in a single village of Amirgadh taluka in Banaskantha district, wherein job cards were issued and bank accounts were opened in the names of villagers who claimed to have not registered for work under the MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act), the Amirgadh police station on August 3 registered an FIR in this regard, without naming any persons as accused.

The FIR, registered late on Sunday, was based on a complaint filed by deputy taluka development officer at Amirgadh, Dharmesh Kumar Vyas, said Amirgadh police station sub inspector TJ Desai. The FIR booked the unknown accused persons under IPC sections 406 (Criminal breach of trust), 420 (Cheating), 467 (Forgery of document) and 468 (Forgery for the purposes of cheating). “There was a mismatch in the job cards… We saw photos of males under the names of females,” said Desai.

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The Indian Express, 5 August, 2020, https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/ahmedabad/fir-lodged-in-mnrega-scam-of-banaskantha-6539758/


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