Crime

Sarpanch, PEO, Block Vice Chairman Arrested For Embezzling Govt Fund

Puri: Gop Police arrested a former Sarpanch, block Vice Chairman and a Panchayat Executive Officer (PEO) in the district today.

The arrested persons have been identified as former Rahangagorada Sarpanch Sulochana Swain, Panchayat Executive Officer (PEO) Nabakishore Nayak and former Vice Chairman of Gop block Niranjan Mohapatra.

The trio was quizzed by the Gop Police yesterday in connection to an allegation of embezzling government funds to the tune of Rs 12 lakh, under various projects.

Separate complaints have been lodged against the trio at the State Panchayatiraj Department and Vigilance.

Gop BDO had also lodged a complaint in the case on October 14.

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