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FIR on 11 Delhi officials over financial misappropriation

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New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena in the national capital has ordered filing an FIR against eleven officials allegedly involved in a nine-year-old financial misappropriation case on Thursday. Nine of the named officials are retired, and two are serving Delhi Development Authority (DDA), PTI reported.

Saxena, who is also the DDA chairman, also ordered the permanent cancellation of the nine retired officials' pensions, officials informed.

"Lt Governor VK Saxena, in his capacity as DDA chairman, has ordered that an FIR be registered against the then member (finance) and the then member (engineering) of DDA, apart from nine other officials in a 2013 case of blatant financial misappropriation and violation of codal formalities, Central Public Works Department Works Manual," the source said.

Among the nine retired officials, there is a chief engineer, a superintendent engineer and an executive engineer, while the others were employed in the finance and accounts departments. The nine retired officials include a chief engineer, a superintendent engineer and an executive engineer, while the others were employed in the finance and accounts departments.

On "permanent withdrawal of full pension benefits", the sources said the LG took the stern measure considering the "grave misconduct and loss to the exchequer" even as the DDA recommended deducting only 25 per cent of the amount PTI reports.

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