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PU recovers Rs 92 lakh from accused employee

Earlier, Rs 63 lakh was recovered from the accused employee. An inquiry committee set up by PU authorities is investigating into the matter.

The Panjab University (PU) authorities on Thursday said the entire amount of Rs 92 lakh had been recovered from one of its daily wager employees who was found guilty of involvement in a financial fraud.

Earlier, Rs 63 lakh was recovered from the accused employee. An inquiry committee set up by PU authorities is investigating into the matter. No complaint against the employee has been registered with the police yet.

“The inquiry officer has been provided with the necessary recorded statements and other details. Now the committee is examining if more employees are involved in the fraud,” PU Registrar Colonel G S Chadha said.

Pooja, a daily wager employee at the Pension Cell of Panjab University, was found guilty of a financial fraud worth Rs 92 lakh after a misappropriation was noticed during account reconciliation and inbuilt checks of balance by the finance department of the varsity. Pooja allegedly had multiple fake accounts in the names of her relatives, which she had been using for the transfer of money from the funds of the Pension Cell.