DSGMC chief booked for embezzling gurdwara funds

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 10

The Delhi Police have lodged an FIR against president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Manjit Singh GK for allegedly committing financial irregularities. Others named in the case are joint secretary Amarjit Singh Pappu and general manager Harjeet Singh Subedar.

In the FIR, complainant Gurmeet Singh Shanty, an independent member of the DSGMC, alleged that GK in connivance with some office-bearers and officials of the gurdwara committee indulged in large-scale corruption, forgery, embezzlement and misuse of gurdwara funds. He alleged that GK misused his powers and violated the provisions of the Delhi Gurdwara Act, 1971.

The FIR states that some of the alleged illegal acts committed by GK included embezzlement of Rs 51 lakh gurdwara funds. A person from Canada had deposited a cheque worth Rs 1 lakh Canadian dollars that was converted into Indian currency of Rs 51,05,773. The amount was credited to the DSGMC’s account on June 30, 2016, but was not mentioned in the account books of the gurdwara committee.

It also alleged that GK and Amarjit Singh Pappu in connivance with other functionaries signed fake bills regarding printing of books. Similarly, irregularities were allegedly committed while purchasing uniform of sewadars.

The FIR has been registered on the directions of the district court.