Saturday, November 8, 2014

FORMER BALANGIR DM MISHRA SENT TO JAIL Sunday, 09 November 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

Sunday, 09 November 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

Former Balangir district Collector Debraj Mishra, who had been arrested on corruption charges by Vigilance on Friday, was sent to the Balangir Jail after his bail application was rejected by the Additional District Judge (ADJ) Court here on Saturday. 
Mishra was taken on a 14-day remand by the Crime Branch, which is probing the recruitment scam against him. He would be produced before court again on Monday for hearing of his bail plea.
Mishra was produced amid tight security in the ADJ court on Saturday morning. Hundreds of people lined up on roadsides to see Mishra while he was being taken to the jail. But the police didn’t allow anybody, even mediapersons, close to Mishra. Mishra had been arrested from his residence at Kapilaparasad in Bhubaneswar by Vigilance officials in connection with the gross irregularities in the appointment of Revenue Inspectors (RIs) and Amins during his tenure as the district Collector of Balangir during 2012-13.
Meanwhile, RTI activist Nilamani Joshi also demanded action against four OAS officers, Clerk Niranjan Tripathy and 10 others who are allegedly involved in the irregularities.
Later in the day, district Collector M Muthukumar suspended Clerk Niranjan Tripathy and shifted OAS officer Anita Panda from the Establishment Section of the Collectorate to another section.

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