PWD senior official arrested in Vellore after huge haul of cash

PWD Executive Engineer (technical education wing) CN Shobana, from whose residences cash to the tune of Rs 2.27 crore and three cheques for Rs 3.92 lakh and 38 sovereign gold, 1.32 kg silver and fixed deposit certificates for Rs 27.9 lakh were seized, was arrested in Vellore.

She was in charge of buildings of government educational institutions in nine districts, including integrated Vellore and Tiruvannamalai. According to sources, she was called to appear for an inquiry before vigilance officials in Vellore. After intense interrogations, she was arrested and sent to judicial custody on Tuesday evening.