The accused in the treasury fraud case MR Bijulal has been arrested. He was taken into custody by the police while meeting his lawyer in Vanchiyoor. He was arrested from the lawyer’s office behind the Vanchiyoor court.
Biju Lal told the media that he had not taken a single rupee from the treasury and that his account contained money earned by playing rummy online. Biju Lal said that someone else had cheated him and that the police should investigate the matter. Bijulal arrived at the lawyer’s office this morning to surrender to the police. While talking to the media, the police arrived and made an arrest. The arrested Bijulal was taken to the Commissioner’s office. Bijulal surrendered knowing that he would not be granted bail in advance.
Using the username and password of the retired officer, Bijulal transferred Rs 2 crore from the district collector’s account to his and his wife’s treasury account. Out of this `61.23 lakh was transferred to four accounts in different banks.
The scam was discovered on July 27. MR Biju Lal, a senior accountant in the treasury, transferred about Rs 2 crore to himself and his wife. Bijulal was dismissed from the service following the discovery of fraud.