Three NESCO officials arrested over theft allegations


Balasore: Three NESCO officials were arrested on Friday for their alleged involvement in stealing scraps from the storage yard of the company in Balasore district.

The accused officials of North Eastern Electricity Supply Company of Odisha Limited (NESCO) were identified as the then Executive Engineer Chittaranajan Mistry, and two storekeepers-Rajendra Kumar Khilar and Satyabrata Das.

Acting on a complaint lodged by the Executive Officer (Works) of NESCO, Anant Narayan Bisoi on December 14 last year, the Vigilance sleuths launched a probe into the matter.

After an investigation, Sahadevkhunta police arrested the trio yesterday on charges of stealing scraps from the company’s store yard

While further actions are likely to be taken against other NESCO officials involved in the act. Meanwhile, the accused trio has been forwarded to court, the police said.

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