Treasury fraud: Accused confesses to have swindled more money; used it to play online rummy
Thiruvananthapuram: The employee of Vanchiyoor sub treasury who was arrested in connection with financial fraud case confessed that he swindled the huge amount. Senior accountant M R Bijulal was arrested in connection with the case. He confessed during the interrogation of the Crime Branch. He also disclosed that apart from the Rs 2 crore found out by the officials, he also swindled another Rs 74 lakh.
The Rs 74 lakh was taken in the months of April and May. He swindled money from treasury accounts several times before. The amount was transferred to the accounts of his wife and sister. Majority of the amount was used for playing online rummy game and also to purchase land and gold, he said.
Bijulal was arrested from the office of his advocate located behind the Vanchiyoor court on Wednesday morning. He had come to his advocate’s office to surrender. While speaking to the media, he was arrested by police and was taken to the commissioner’s office.
Earlier, Bijulal had denied all the allegations and said that he had not committed any crime and someone else had used his account to transfer the money. He also alleged that the cash in his account was won by playing Rummy online.
It was found out that Bijulal used the username and password of a retired official to swindle around Rs 2 crore from the treasury. Following this, the finance department had suspended him pending an inquiry the other day. Though Bijulal tried to get anticipatory bail, the high court rejected the bail plea.