Cuttack/Rourkela: Taking disciplinary action, Odisha Government today suspended Cuttack Deputy Collector (Revenue) and former Tehsildar of Begunia Bibekananda Parida with immediate effect.
In exercise of his powers, Governor Ganeshi Lal put the OAS officer under suspension with immediate effect, reads an order issued by the Revenue and Disaster Management Department.
It is further ordered that during the period of suspension, the headquarters of Bibekananda Parida is fixed at the office of the Cuttack Sub-Collector and Parida will not leave the headquarters without obtaining the prior permission of the Sub-Collector. He is entitles to get payment of subsistence allowance in accordance with Rule-90 of Odisha Service Code, the order reads.
It is worth to be mentioned that Bibekananda, the then Begunia Tahsildar was asked to submit a report after enquiring the alleged irregularities in Sarua land deal. But he gave a clean-chit to the land deal without enquiring it properly.
Besides, arrested Forester Bijay Kumar Kothi of Rourkela Forest Division in Sundargarh district was today suspended by Rourkela DFO. Earlier on November 19, Bijay was arrested by Vigilance official for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 10,000.
Reportedly, Kothi had demanded the bribe from one Raju Nag of Kuchelata village under Chandiposh police limits in the district to process documents for release of a seized vehicle.