Bhubaneswar: Police arrested Keonjhar district’s Pipilia gam panchayat Sarpanch Upendra Naik on the charge of misappropriating whopping amount of Rs 22 lakh belonging to the gram panchayat.
The police swung into action and arrested Naik after the Ghatagaon BDO lodged a complaint against in this regard. In his complaint, the BDO alleged that Naik and Panchayat Executive Officer bungled over Rs 22 lakh which was meant for development of the Pipilia gram panchayat.
Meanwhile, the PEO has been suspended by the BDO. Fearing arrest, he has fled from the village. Police are now searching for him.