Com­mis­sioner sus­pends four more civic of­fi­cials

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CBD BELAPUR: Mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Tukaram Munde on Friday sus­pended 4 more top civic of­fi­cials. The or­der comes just two days af­ter he sus­pended deputy mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner (prop­erty) Prakash Kulka­rni.

The of­fi­cers sus­pended are as­sis­tant mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sion­ers Sa­he­brao Gaik­wad who is in Zone II, and Balkr­ishna Patil who heads the ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment, of­fice su­per­in­ten­dent Balkr­ishna Patil and deputy ac­coun­tamt Sub­hash Son­awane.

The sus­pen­sions have been based on an au­dit report on ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties in Airoli ward of­fice in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Ac­cord­ing to a civic of­fi­cial, “A civic em­ployee Pri­tam Patil was ac­cused by the au­dit re­ports of com­mit­ting fraud by not de­posit­ing NMMC money in the trea­sury. Gaik­wad and both the Patils served as ward of­fi­cers dur­ing th­ese years and the doc­u­ments had their sig­na­tures.”

He said, “Son­awane han­dled ac­counts. Hence all have been held re­spon­si­ble for the fi­nan­cial fraud.”

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