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Public Grievances Redressal Day

A Correspondent
Hailakandi, April 25: The complainant himself fell into a trap during hearing of public grievances on (Public Grievances  Redressal) PGR Day at the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Tuesday. One Fakrul Islam Laskar, a VDP secretary of Nichintapur Part II under Lala Circle, came with a petition alleging that Anganwadi worker Kutila Begum Barbhuiya was running the Anganwadi Centre No.313 at Mazurtilla from elsewhere. But on enquiry by the Circle Officer, Lala, in-charge of CDPO, Madhumita Nath, it was found that the allegation filed against the Anganwadi worker was false and baseless, as the centre was running at Mazurtilla since its inception and not as alleged by Laskar.
Laskar kept on making indecent proposal to her and passed lewd comments forcing her to file a police complaint against him. He even threatened to kidnap and eliminate her husband Jakir Hussain Laskar, a VDP secretary.  Finding no respite from Laskar’s sexual overtures, Kutila approached the Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan for help. As the complainant Laskar was levelling false charges against her and his advances towards the lady came to the fore, Deputy Commissioner Khan ordered the police to come to the venue and take necessary action in the matter.
In yet another case, a head teacher of Kuchila High School came with a petition seeking redressal of grievances. The head teacher came to the public hearing by neglecting his school duties and had authorized an assistant teacher to look after his duties. For committing gross neglect of duties, the Deputy Commissioner ordered ADC in-charge of Education, Ruth Lienthang to take necessary action against him. Cases of corruption also came to the fore, with Deputy Commissioner Khan directing the officials of the administration and departments concerned to initiate action as per Prevention of Corruption Act, 1998.