Former Deputy Director of Sainik Welfare Department sent for 14-day judicial custody


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.