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Probe into charges of loot of relief materials

PTI | Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 23:29

Cuttack: An inquiry was ordered by authorities on Thursday into allegations of loot of relief materials made by Congress against ruling BJD corporators of the city.

Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RFC) Arv ind Padre, who is now camping in Blaire district supervising rescue and relief operation in flood-ravaged north Odis ha, said he has ordered his secretary to conduct an enquiry into the allegation and submit a report immediately.

The city unit of Congress had alleged that some JD corporates had looted relief materials procured by the civic body for distribution among cyclone victims.

Padre said stringent action would be taken against the guilty and Cut tack district administration had already taken several precautionary measures to prevent any such incident.

Meanwhile, district collector Garish S N has also asked the city civic body authorities to submit a report detailing each recipient and the amount of relief materials they have received, particularly of those items supplied by the district administration.

The Cut tack district administration had supplied around 200 quintiles of rice and other materials to Cut tack Municipal Corporation (CM) as relief to be distributed among some 40,000 evacuees.

Congress has alleged that despite CMC`s announcement of opening of four kitchens to provide free cooked food to the evacuees for three days, it was not done for a single day and some influential BJD corporators had forcibly taken away the relief materials from the CMC office.

City Congress yesterday had filed a written complaint at Purighat police station seeking investigation into the alleged looting of relief material and action against the accused persons.

First Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 23:29

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