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Katigorah BDO arrested on charges of MGNREGA fund misappropriation

By Staff Correspondent

Silchar, JULY 11: Based on an FIR field by Eldad L. Faihriem, ACS at Katigorah Police station stating that an enquiry team was constituted as per government order to conduct enquiry of MGNREGA under Katigorah Development block, Cachar Police arrested Katigorah Block Development Officer Sujat Hussain. Mazumder (52) resident of Lakhichor in Hailakandi district on Sunday.

Cachar SP Vaibhav Chandrakant Nimbalkar informed that the enquiry team found excess expenditure for MGNREGA for the year 2021-22 and huge gap between financial progress and work done, which showed gross irregularities and misappropriation of government funds. The programme officer i.e. BDO Katigorah Block did not cooperate with the enquiry team and the relevant documents were also not provided by him during enquiry and hence the official was booked under case number 526/21 u/s 420/406/409 of the IPC.

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