CMC Lodges Complaint Against Ex-Deputy Secretary, Former Caretaker Over Misappropriation Of Funds

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Cuttack: The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) lodged a complaint at Purighat police station against ex-Deputy Secretary Nirmal Chandra Nayak and former Caretaker Pradeep Samal in connection with alleged misappropriation of funds to the tune of around Rs 2 crore.

CMC has accused Nayak of embezzling the funds while working as deputy secretary and officer-in-charge of the Kalyan Mandap and Saheed Bhawan.

The fraud was allegedly committed by Nayak in connivance with the ex-caretaker Pradeep Samal by issuing duplicate receipts and tampering of official records.

The entire scam was detected during the conduct of an audit in 2016.Subsequently, the ex-caretaker Pradeep Samal was placed under suspension and an FIR was registered against him. He was able to secure bail from Orissa High Court.

Later a petitioner moved the Odisha Lokayukta in connection with the scam seeking action against the concerned CMC officials.

Based on the directions of the Lokayukta, the CMC has lodged a formal police complaint in connection with the misappropriation of funds.

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