27 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: On allegation of illegal collection of money for providing piped water connection to different households in Kantabanji NAC, one Mukunda Sahoo has been arrested and sent to judicial custody. Sahoo was engaged by a contractor for maintenance work in Kantabanji Public Health Section.
Junior Engineer of Kantabanji PH Section filed an FIR against Sahoo with local police on Saturday. Acting on the complaint police arrested the accused and forwarded him to the court.
“After urban local bodies have been included under Mo Sarkar programme and 5-T mission necessary steps are being taken to transform the local bodies as zero tolerance zone so far as negligence in service and corruption is concerned,” a senior official of the H&UD Department said.
In the meantime, Sub-Collector Titilagarh who is acting as Administrator of Kantabanji NAC has been ordered to make field enquiry as to how many more people have been cheated by the accused and who all are involved in such illegal collection of money.
The Executive Engineer of Bolangir PHEO Division has withheld salary of the concerned JE and asked him to furnish show cause reply on such matter according to H&UD department.