Monday, June 29, 2009
Missing Indian government officer is believed to be in USA; Govt places advertisement to trace the North Block man
THE Indian government has finally resorted to placing an advertisement in national newspapers to locate A K Lal, a research officer in the department of economic affairs (DEA) under the ministry of finance who has been missing for about 10 years now. After being charge-sheeted on May 8, 2009, a letter was sent to two addresses, one at D-44, Chander Nagar, Ghaziabad, and another in the USA asking him to report to Room No 58, department of economic affairs in New Delhi’s North Block within 10 days of the issue of the press note. It’s now believed that the missing officer, who has been absenting himself unauthorized from August 30, 1995, is somewhere in the USA as his charge-sheet sent to his Ghaziabad address was received undelivered with the remark from the postal department that “there is no house numbered as D-44 Chander Nagar. Now, an inquiry officer and a presenting officer have been appointed to conduct an enquiry about the missing finance ministry official.