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Bhubaneswar: General Secretary of Odisha Association for Blind has been arrested by the anti-corruption vigilance wing for alleged misappropriation of around Rs 56.3 lakh allotted by the Centre.

Bihari Nayak was arrested by Vigilance officers of Bhubaneswar division yesterday on charge of misappropriation of Rs 56,30,629 during the period from 2009-10 to 2013-14 by alleged falsification of the records of account, a statement from the Vigilance Directorate said today.

The case was registered against Nayak and two others on the allegation of misappropriation of the amount from "Inclusive Education of Disabled at Secondary Stage" (IEDSS) fund allotted by the Department of School Education and Literacy under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, it said.

The fund had been allotted through School and Mass Education and Women and Child Development Departments of Odisha government, it said.

Nayak had moved the Orissa High Court for grant of bail. The High Court had rejected his bail application on April 27, 2016.

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