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Woman Sarpanch terminated for providing fake caste certificate in Ganjam

18/03/2021 at 8:09 PM

Khallikote, Mar 18: A woman Sarpanch of Arjyapalli gram panchayat under Chatrapur block was terminated from her post by the civil court for providing fake caste certificate and not knowing to read and write Odia language in Ganjam district today.
The accused has been identified as M Laxmi, who contested and won in the Panchayat election in 2017.
According to the court’s judgement, Laxmi had contested the Panchayat election producing a fake OBC certificate in 2017 following which she has been disqualified from her post. Further, the investigation revealed that she also did not know how to read and write the Odia language. The man who lost to Laxmi as the closest rival had filed a petition in the civil court challenging her dismissal citing the following reasons.
Earlier, another Sarpanch of Agastinuagam gram panchayat under Chhatrapur block was terminated from his post for not knowing to read and write Odia in the same manner.

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