Rourkela: A day after raiding the official residences of three officers in Lathikata block of Odisha’s Sundargarh district, Odisha Vigilance today arrested them over their alleged involvement in financial irregularities.
The officials are identified as BDO Purna Chandra Bhoi, additional executive engineer Raj Kishore Sahu and junior engineer Budheswar Sahoo.
The anti-corruption agency had started investigation after financial irregularities of over Rs 40 lakhs was alleged in the construction of roads under the block’s jurisdiction. Besides, the work order was allegedly given last year without inviting a tender.
An amount of Rs 1.32 crores was sanctioned by NTPC and SAIL from their CSR fund for construction of roads in Lathikata block. The three officials had allegedly completed the road work without inviting an open tender.