3 contractors of HAL arrested for financial irregualarities

Koraput: Launching a crackdown of graft-tainted officials of Hindustan aeronautics Limited (HAL) here, Sunabeda Police yesterday arrested at least three contractors.

Identified as Urdhab Khusla, G.Sudan Khusla and Sadananda Nayak, the held contractors are accused of committing a fianancial irregularity to the tune of Rs 1 Crore.

The arrested trio came under the scanner of the police after it was found that Rs 45 lakh had been fraudulently transferred to their bank accounts. HAL’s senior manager (finance), Bhaben Maitra, who is still absconding, has embezzled the money, informed Sunabeda Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Niranjan Behera.

Notably, Maitra who was facing an inquiry into financial irregularities fled after burning official documents and currency notes worth Rs 1.67 lakh last Sunday. Later, HAL Internal Vigilance Department and Sunabeda Police jointly raided Maitra’s official residence. He is absconding since then.

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