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Kaliabor SDO sends old flood photo, gets suspended

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, July 30: An embarassed State government has placed under suspension SDO (Civil) Kaliabor subdivision Madhumita Bhagawati for sending a photo of a boy rescuing a deer to the official WhatsApp group by SDO (Civil) Kaliabor subdivision under whose jurisdiction a part of Kaziranga falls. This photo went on to be included in the interim report of Flood 2016 submitted to Union Home Minister Rajth Singh. It now transpires that the photograph does not belong to the current Kaziranga floods, a faux pas causing red faces in Dispur. “The government has taken this act of SDO (Civil) Kaliabor subdivision Madhumita Bhagawati very seriously. This has caused enormous embarrassment to the State government. The government has, therefore, placed the officer under suspension with immediate effect,” said a government press release. The release further stated: “The State government believes that DCs and SDOs are its eyes and ears in the field. The government desires to make it clear that any irresponsible act of any government official will not be tolerated and strict action will be taken against anybody resorting to such irresponsible acts.”

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