A treasury official has been suspended for embezzling Rs 2 crore from the district collector’s account. Bijilal, a senior accountant in the Vanchiyoor sub-treasury, has been suspended.
Bijlal had been extorting money using the username and password of a retired officer a few months back. He transferred the amount to his own account and to his wife’s account.
The action was taken after the officials of the directorate investigated the fraud. The Thiruvananthapuram district treasury officer lodged a complaint against him with the city police commissioner.