Hailakandi, April 9: The Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Parishad, Hailakandi has lodged FIRs against the GP secretary and former president of Sudarshanpur Bandukmara Gaon Panchayat and Bhatirkupa Gaon Panchayat secretary and former president for misappropriation of public money. In the FIRs lodged at the Hailakandi Police Station, CEO, Zilla Parishad, NKSK Shantee Singha asked the police to initiate action as per law against GP secretary Badaruddin Laskar and former president Ayarun Nessa Laskar of Sudarshanpur Bandukmara Gaon Panchayat and GP secretary Badaruddin Laskar and former president Benowara Begom Mazumder of Bhatirkupa Gaon Panchayat for withdrawing funds with ‘malafide intention’ and in gross violation of government guidelines resulting in misappropriation of public money. About Rs. 7.71 lakh under performance grant and Rs. 19.58 lakh under basic grant (first instalment) awarded by 14th Fince Commission were credited to the account of Sudarshanpur Bandukmara GP while in the case of Bhatirkupa GP, Rs. 7.37 lakh under performance grant and Rs.18.37 lakh under basic grant for 2016-17 were deposited into its account. The GP funds deposited on February 6 and February 21 were embezzled.
Meanwhile, CEO, Zilla Parishad has also filed a case against GP secretary Manoj Kumar Chaturvedi and former president Anuradha Das of Mocherra Gaon Panchayat for siphoning off funds. In a meeting convened by the Zilla Parishad with the secretaries of 62 Gaon Panchayats in Hailakandi district on February 26, strict directive was issued to them not to withdraw GP funds. Earlier, a communiqué was also issued to the GP secretaries in this regard on February 22.