Thursday, August 26, 2010

Babu booked for Rs 1 crore job fraud

A block development officer in South Dinajpur was arrested in adjoining Malda district this afternoon on charges of embezzling more than Rs 1 crore meant for a central rural job scheme. The BDO of Harirampur, Suman Majhi, a West Bengal Civil Service officer of the 2004 batch and a resident of Garia in South 24-Parganas, was later handed over to South Dinajpur police. He had taken charge as Harirampur BDO about one-and-a-half years ago. According to Malda superintendent of police Bhuban Mondal, cops from Harirampur had contacted their counterparts in Malda alleging that the BDO had misappropriated public money and was fleeing to Calcutta in a white car. The Malda police were also provided with the registration number of the car. In Harirampur, nearly 22 complaints on projects under the NREGS had been filed with the district administration in the past few months. What nailed the BDO was an RTI application filed by the karmadhakshya of the Harirampur panchayat samiti, Rafiqul Islam of the CPM. Islam wanted to know about the projects, their implementation and their expenditure in the RTI application submitted before July to the SDO.

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