Former deputy director of the Sainik Welfare Department, Jagdev Chand Katoch, arrested by the Hamirpur police for financial irregularities of nearly Rs 12 lakh, was sent to 14-day judicial custody.

Katoch, who was officer on special duty in 2009, has been booked for misappropriation of funds for the welfare of ex-servicemen. The irregularities were detected after a probe on the basis of a complaint to the Vigilance Department, which was forwarded to the police.