LUCKNOW, Sept. 8 -- The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of UP police on Saturday arrested a regional food officer of Mirzapur district in connection with embezzlement of funds of around Rs.2.65 lakh under the Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana, launched by the union government to provide gainful employment and food to rural poor people between 2002 and 2005.

Sharing the details, director general (DG) of EOW RP Singh said Laxman Ram was arrested for financial anomalies when he was posted as food inspector at Siyar block of Ballia district between 2002 and 2005. He said Ram was promoted and presently posted as regional food officer at Lalganj block of Mirzapur from where he was arrested.

Singh said an FIR of fraud, criminal breach of trust by publ...