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Ex-Mrs. Rajasthan and Ajmer discom employee Annapurna Sain arrested for fraud of Rs 2.28 crore

Annapurna is accused of forging salary sheets of the department employees. She added account numbers of her relatives in the salary sheets and subsequently transferred money into those accounts every month.

March 15, 2019, 1:21 pm

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Jaipur:  Jaipur police on Thursday arrested winner of multiple beauty pageants and ex-employee of Ajmer discom Annapurna Sain (32) for the alleged fraud of over Rs 2.28 crores. She was then brought to Ajmer. She is accused of forging salary sheets of the department employees. She added account numbers of her relatives in the salary sheets and subsequently transferred money into those accounts every month. Sain had been committing the fraud for a long time and finally, the matter came to the notice of discom officials last year. Since then, Sain was on a run, said police. Police have booked her under the charges of embezzlement of funds and section 409 (Criminal Branch of trust by public servant) Earlier in January, Police arrested her father Virendra Sain and uncle Naresh Kumar, who also accused of the fraud. Sain had deposited Rs. 52,78,447 in the account of her father and Rs. 2,72,336 in the account of her uncle from the company. Police after checking the balance sheets and financial documents found out that the money was transferred in the accounts of 65 people. The accused 32-year-old Annapurna Sain is a resident of Ajmer in Rajasthan and worked as an assistant administrative officer at Ajmer Discom. She won many beauty pageants in the past and runs a beauty salon in Ajmer. Sain also holds the title of Mrs. Rajasthan which was given to her in 2017 at Mumbai and had even won the elections for the post of director for the Discom workers society. According to the disom officials, she first took leave in November 2017 on the grounds of health issues and had not returned since. She joined the company as a cashier and was promoted to assistant administrative officer, said officials. Further investigation is on.

First published: March 15, 2019