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Sarpanch arrested for embezzling govt funds

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:33 PM

A sarpanch in Odisha's Keonjhar district was arrested on the charge of embezzling around Rs.22-lakh of government-funds sanctioned for various development projects, police said. Sarpanch of Pipilia Gram Panchayat, Upendra Nayak, was arrested on Friday following a complaint lodged by Ghatgaon-Block-authorities, the police said. On the basis of the complaint, Nayak was arrested and further investigation into the matter is in progress, they said.