Fund Fraud Against Panchayat-Pradhan

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Jalpaiguri: The block development officer of Jalpaiguri Sadar block, Tapashi Saha, lodged a police complaint against the panchayat head and secretary led by CPM on Monday alleging misappropriation of government funds.

In the ongoing scenario of fraud and force to invade the circle is revealing many layers of misappropriation in the government sector.

According to sources, around Rs 9,00,000 was allotted to the rural body to implement 100-days work scheme, of which, Rs 1,79,270 was withdrawn by Ajay Sen, the Pradhan and Moloy Mallick, the secretary of Kharia village panchayat as wages of 185 workers – hired to build a 600 metre long concrete road in Kharia under the scheme – but no money was paid to them.

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“We have registered a case of misappropriation of government funds and a probe is on. Both the accused have gone into hiding and searches are on to nab them,” said Biswashroy Sarkar, inspector-in-charge, of Kotwali police station.