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Sarpanch suspended over charges of age fudging

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Keonjhar: In a crackdown on corrupt practices prevailing at the panchayat level the Kenojhar Collector suspended a Sarpanch from his office at Mareigan village under Hatadihi block in the district today on charges of age fudging.

The action was initiated against Mareigan Sarpanch Nakul Chandra Dash after a complaint against him made to the Collector Dr. N.Thirumala Naik by a local a few days ago. As per the complaint, Nakul had mentioned his age wrongly in an affidavit during the last panchayat election, with a vested interest.

Naik had ordered for an inquiry in the incident and suspended the accused Sarpanch after the report went against him.