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PEOs suspended for misappropriation of funds

Bhawanipatna: The district collector has placed under suspension two panchayat executive officers (PEOs) of Madanpur Rampur block in Kalahandi district for allegedly misappropriating funds meant for development works.

According to the letters issued by the collector’s office, Rupadhar Majhi, working in Damkarlakhunta panchayat, allegedly misappropriated funds to the tune of Rs 4.77 lakh meant for various development works in the panchayat. Similarly, Krushna Mohan Das, PEO of Madanpur panchayat, embezzled funds worth Rs 2.95 lakh.

The accused PEOs were asked to do their duty at the office of Dharmagarh sub-collector during their suspension. They were also directed not to visit outside without any official permission.

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