Tuesday 11 June 2019 1:54 AM UTC
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM June 11: DGP Loknath Behera has directed a probe on the financial irregularities of the United Nurses Association. This is on the suggestion of ADGP Vinod Kumar.
The association state vice president Sibi Mukesh filed a complaint with the state police chief. The complaint is such that the association’s national president committed irregularities of Rs 3.5 crores.
The funds collected during floods was siphoned off, the complaint reads. The crime branch conducted a probe on this complaint, but couldn’t find anything solid.
Following this, the Thiruvananthapuram unit probed the case, but as the irregularities amount to Rs 3.5 crores, further investigation could only be conducted if an audit is done on the organization’s income and expenditure.
There are documents for Rs 3.71 crores investment in the organization’s account at Axis Bank Thrissur branch. The driver of national president Jasmine Shah, Nithin Mohanan withdrew Rs 59.91 lakhs from the bank.
The complaint also mentions a TRF transfer of Rs 38.21 lakhs, Rs 12.5 lakhs for Big Soft Technologies and a withdrawal of Rs 10.48 lakhs by office staff Jithu. A dealing for Rs 15.10 lakhs in the name of UNA leader Shobi Joseph is also cited.
There are allegations regarding payments made to individuals without the consent of the organization.
The organization raised funds through membership, meetings, Bharat Sahaya Nidhi and Safeerath Sahaya Nidhi but these are not reflected in the organization’s account. UNA had fought for the rights of nurses including minimum wage.
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