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Police clerk booked for siphoning off money

DNMUM396546 | 9/13/2017 | Author : DNA correspondent | WC :194 | Mumbai

Mumbai: For many years, several police officers have wondered why they did not get the reward money they won for good detection and performance. An initial probe by Bhoiwada police has revealed that a senior clerk has been siphoning it into her accounts.
The reward money varies from Rs 100 to Rs 15,000, and the collective amount accumulated over the years (won by as many as 400 officers) makes it a case fit for investigation by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW).
A case has been registered against Pooja Bhalerao who has been working at the Naigaum police headquarters since 2012. Initial probe revealed siphoning off of Rs 1.39 lakh over four years, but the cops suspect the amount could run into crores. Sources say Bhalerao h
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