Two former clerks with the Central Sikh Gurdwara Board (CSGB), which administers two temples here, were hauled to court on Friday to face charges for some $35,000 in losses they allegedly caused to the board in 2010, reports Singapore’s Straits Times.
In a report today (Nov 14), it said Malaysians Jasvinder Kaur Dhillon, 29, and Sanjeet Jasbirsingh Kaur, 34, are said to have committed 16 and 11 offences respectively, mostly involving the forging and cashing of cheques in the name of then president Karpal Singh. Engaging in a conspiracy together, they allegedly also prepared a voucher for an internal audit that falsely stated that payment had been made to a stationary supplier.
Except for the five forgery charges that Dhillon faces alone, involving almost $11,000, she and Jasbirsingh Kaur are believed to have acted together on 10 other occasions, it said.
Twice, they allegedly submitted a false payment voucher and supporting documents so Mr Singh and then treasurer Manjeet Singh would authorise the issuing of some $3,700 in cheques, the report added.
The CSGB manages and operates the daily running of two Singapore’s Gurdwaras –Central Sikh Gurdwara at the junction of Towner Road/Serangoon Road and the Silat Road Gurdwara along Jalan Bukit Merah, according to information on the board’s website.
The board was formalised through the enactment of the Central Sikh Gurdwara Board Act of the Singapore Parliament which incorporated the Central Sikh Gurdwara Board. It is a gazetted statutory board recognised by the Government of Singapore, the information added.