Supplies officer suspended for dereliction of duty

Jharsuguda: The Additional Civil Supplies officer of Jharsuguda was suspended today in connection with submission of forged bank guarantee documents by a rice miller of the district.

As per reports, the officer, B Sandeep Guru has been suspended on charges of dereliction of duty which helped a miller in the district to dupe the government of Rs 8 crore with help of fake bank guarantee documents.

“Guru has been suspended for dereliction of duty. We had earlier urged the government to suspend him after misappropriation of funds by a rice mill came to fore,” said Jharsuguda Collector, Bibhuti Bhusan Patnaik.

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Earlier, an account supervisor of the Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation, Jharsuguda was also suspended for not verifying the documents properly, he added.