Kandhamal: Following a directive of the Kandhamal District and Sessions Judge Court, chairperson of Daringbadi block Shubhrenti Pradhan has been forced to lose her position for allegedly hiding information on the number of her children.
Hearing a petition filed by Tajungia panchayat samiti member Rada Mallick, District and Sessions Judge Goutam Sharma today declared the election of Pradhan as null and void.
Mallick moved the court alleging that Pradhan had hid information on her boy child born in 1996. Pradhan, the wife of G. Udayagiri MLA Saluga Pradhan, had earlier two children.
In 2017, Mallick had lost a poll against Pradhan for the post of Daringbadi block chairperson.