Nahan (July 13): Tehsildar of Paonta Sahib, Suresh Sharma, was held for
embezzlement of government funds yesterday, as he failed to deposit funds collected in the office under various accounts.
SP Sirmour Punita Bhardwaj said the tehsildar was suspended about a fortnight ago for not depositing money collected from public for registration of land in government treasury to the tune of Rs 19 lakh. She said that earlier computer operator Suraj Kumar and clerk Pawan Kumar were arrested for dealing with registration of land and were released on bail. The matter came to light when a computer went out of order while feeding records.
A police team from Nahan took it for repair, which found some irregularities of land records and reported the matter to authorities. The clerk was arrested immediately while the computer operator surrendered later.