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Saswat Singhdeo

Balasore: The block development officer (BDO) of Bhogarai was detained by some self help group (SHG) members in Nachinda panchayat of Balasore district during the PEETHA programme today. The SHG members detained the BDO Diptiranjan Sethi alleging that some old and defunct SHGs are still getting funding.

After getting information about the incident, police reached the spot and pacified the crowd following which the BDO was rescued.

Recently, during the PEETHA programme in Nayagarh, the Sarpanch and his supporters were allegedly assaulted by ruling-BJD workers for protesting inaction of local leaders in implementation of developmental works in the region.

In another incident, in Deogarh, villagers of Riamal had detained four government employees along with the district welfare extension officer during a PEETHA program demanding establishment of a permanent panchayat office in Nuapada.

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