Nuapada: Odisha Police arrested BDO, 3 offcials for embezzling MGNREG fund surfaced in Nuapada district in the name of construction of roads. The block officials have misappropriated about Rs9 lakh of MGNREG fund by showing construction work only in papers.
Police arrested BDO Subash Chandra Singh, ABDO Pradeep Kumar Bhoi, Assistant Engineer Sarada Prasanna Behera and Junior Engineer Prasanna Prabhati Bhungori. They have been forwarded to judicial custody, said district Superintendent of Police Umashankar Das.
The block authorities had sanctioned Rs11 lakh under the MGNREGS for construction of two roads in Kuresar panchayat of Komna block, one from Kuresar Sisu Mandir to Tarini Mandir and the other from Krishna Chhak to Reng. But practically, the roads do not exist. More than Rs9 lakh has been misappropriated, the villagers had complained.