The Anti Corruption Bureau today arrested the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) of Jalore for his alleged involvement in irregularities in Jodhpur Development Authority in 2013. "The arrested officer P S Naga had the charge of Secretary of the JDA then and was currently posted as ADM in Jalore district," S P (ACB) Ajay Pal Lamba said. This is the first arrest in the case involving an administrative officer of the state government. Prior to this, the ACB had arrested 3 engineers and one civil contractor, who allegedly extended advantage in violation of the contract terms. "Naga had illegally extended the financial sanction of many civil works from originally Rs 396.84 crore to Rs 647.08 crore by tampering with the board meeting minutes and thus caused a loss to the JDA to the tune of Rs 250.24 crore," Lamba said. He said Naga was arrested after his role in the irregularities was confirmed during the investigation of the matter of work and financial sanctions of some civil works by the JDA in wrong manner.
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