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Lathikata BDO, 2 assistant engineers arrested for bungling funds

Rourkela: Vigilance officers on Saturday morning arrested Sundargarh district's Lathikata BDO Purna Chandra Bhoi and two Assistant Engineers, Budheswar Sahoo and Raj Kishore Sahoo on the charges of misusing official power and misappropriating Government funds.

According to reports, the Vigilance sleuths conducted raids on the houses and office room of the three accused on the basis of complaints that they were directly involved in irregularities in the Lathikata road project. The project worth over Rs 1 crore was divided into 21 sub-projects by them in order to evade an open tender.

It is alleged that they misappropriated about Rs 46 lakh from the project money.
Raids were still being conducted, said reports.

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