Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 7:
Former collector of Balangir district in Odisha Debaraj Mishra was today arrested from his residence here by the state Vigilance on charges of gross irregularities and corruption in the appointment of revenue inspectors and amins.
Mishra, who was collector of Balangir during 2012-13 was suspended by the state government earlier this year after serious charges were levelled against him over recruitment of revenue inspectors and amins. It was alleged that the collector in collaboration with some of staff had collected money from candidates against the promise of providing them with jobs.
The state government had ordered a vigilance inquiry into the allegations and later handed over the case to the Crime Branch.
Mishra was placed under suspension after preliminary investigation found prima facie evidence against him.