False bills have been allegedly made without work in as many as 10 projects in different villages of the panchayat.
This was revealed through information received through RTI. Aggrieved villagers have moved the Lokayukta. Corruption allegations have been made against the BDO, the JE, the Panchayat PEO and the GRS.
Prasanna Pradhan of Baharpur village and Panchu Patra of Kendupalli village have approached the Lokayukta against the irregularities.
Allegations have been made against BDO Daini Behera, JE Pradip Nike, Panchayat PEO Amulya Raula and GRS Sujata Naik.
It was alleged that Rs5,65,493 earmarked for renovation of Dandasibagad village dam, Rs2,22,960 sanctioned for the village crematorium of Mallijhar, Rs3,10,086 for Baharpur village, Rs 6,19417 for renovation of the old dam of Jagannathpur Sasan village and Rs3,20,974 allocated to Bengal dam have been swindled without work.
When corruption in these projects came to the fore, people first met Dharakot BDO. When the latter did not show much interest to the allegations, the villagers approached Ganjam Collector. Yet no action was taken against the accused.
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On the contrary, the complainants were threatened that cases will be lodged against them, and they will even be killed.
People have opposed sudden deployment of machines to finish the left over work after complaints were lodged with the Lokayukta.