The Crime Branch has registered a case against office bearers of United Nurses Association (UNA) for alleged financial fraud. First Information Report (FIR) was registered against four officials of the association including national president Jasmin Sha.
The case was registered on the order of state police chief Lokanath Behera after he received a report from Crime Branch ADGP, reports ManoramaOnline. The report states that Jasmin Sha did not cooperate with the preliminary inquiry.
According to reports, FIR has also been registered against UNA state president Shoby Joseph, office staff Jithu and driver Nidhin Mohan. The office bearers have been accused of forgery and cheating.
Crime Branch had done a preliminary probe in the matter and was seeking permission from the state police chief for a detailed investigation in the matter. As per the complaint of UNA state vice president Sibi Mukesh, the accused persons were allegedly involved in financial fraud of about Rs 3 crore that belonged to the association. On the complaint of Sibi Mukesh, probe was first started on this by the Thrissur Crime Branch DySP.
According to reports, the probe by the Thrissur Crime Branch could not find any financial irregularities. It was after this that the state vice president of UNA gave a compliant to the Crime Branch in Thiruvananthapuram.
One of the accused, the national president of the association Jasmin Sha had earlier moved the High Court asking to stay the investigation when case was being probed by Thrissur Crime Branch. But the plea was rejected by the court.
As per reports, financial irregularities were raised after the accused office bearers rejected financial assistance to some of the members of the association who were contesting for Kerala Nursing Council. Sibi Mukesh who lodged the complaint of financial fraud was also one among those who had requested for financial assistance. But they were not given money citing lack of funds.