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Serious anomaly in Home (Police) Department
KOHIMA, MAR 28 (NPN):
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Published on 29 Mar. 2011 1:19 AM IST
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The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on state finances for the year ended March 31,2010 has detected a serious anomaly in Home (Police) Department with regard to fraudulent drawal of funds. The CAG report, tabled in the house on Monday by state Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, revealed, that the Director General of Police, Nagaland Kohima drew and amount of Rs.18 crore against fictitious bills. The CAG has stated that the fraudulent drawal of Rs.18 crore needed to be investigated.
According to the CAG report, a fully vouched contingent bill No 111 dated 15 June, 2009 pertaining to the Director General of Police (DGP) Kohima was received in the Accountant General’s Office through the treasury for compilation of Accounts .The sub-vouchers attached to the bill are detailed below as :
The CAG report disclosed that a review of the above sub-vouchers revealed that there were several inconsistencies such as totaling errors, abnormal low rates for certain item etc which were prima-facie indicative of fraudulent payments . An attempt was therefore, made by the audit to ascertain the genuineness of the bills and the following was observed : The Ordinance Factory Khamaria, Jabalpur, on enquiry ,stated that both the bills at Sl Nos 1 and 2 of the table above denied having issued any of the above mentioned bills. The firm further stated that the item shown in the bills were not in their production range. The Ordinance factory further denied having supplied any of the materials as indicated at serial numbers - 3, 5, and 6 above nor presented any such bills to the DGP Kohima. It was also stated that the department of Trade and Taxes , New Delhi confirmed , after verification, that the entity mentioned at Sl.No. 4 above was neither registered nor was functioning in the address mentioned in the bill.
The CAG report concluded, that it was evident from the above that the amounts were not paid to the entities but were mis-appropriated by production of fictitious bills. Thus, the DGP, Kohima drew an amount of Rs. 18 crore against fictitious bills and therefore, the CAG reiterated that the fraudulent of Rs.18 crore should be investigated.
The CAG report also disclosed that the government admitted (on January 2011) that the amount was drawn through a AC bills and utilised for purchase of vehicles and other equipment except an amount of Rs.5.79 crore which was set aside for purchase of arms and ammunitions awaiting allotment from Union Ministry of Home Affairs, which was kept in the account of DGP. The CAG stated that the government had stated that a three-member committee headed by Principal Secretary has been constituted to look into the genuineness of purchases made and submit its report to the government for necessary action.
The CAG said, the fact remained that a fully vouched contingent bill was received by the Accountant General’s office through the state treasury and all the purchases shown in the sub-voucher attached to be bill have been found to be fictitious.

Sl no Name of the Entity Entities Bill No and date Items
procured Amount
1 Ordinance Factory Khamaria, Jabalpur(MP) C/149 Nagaland dt.5.5.2009 Arms/ Ammunition Rs.4,30,29,260
2. -do- C/150 Nagaland dt.5.5.2009 -do- Rs.1,48,24,440
3 Bridgegap Associate BA/NL/P/11/2009 dt.5.5.2009 Equipment Rs.7,81,86,960
4 Laggar Industries Limited LIL/DD/18/2009 dt.6.5.2009 Defence vehicles Rs.1,50,01,000
5 Tata Motors Limited AO-GUW/Bill/25/09 dt.4.5.2009 22 vehicles Rs.2,02,09,996
6 Sanchar Telesystems Limited STL/NPHQ/2009/19 dt.4.5.2009 Equipment Rs.87,48,684

 
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