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Dilip Kumar

Bolangir: Police on Wednesday arrested vice-chairman of Punitala panchayat samiti Santosh Gurandi for allegedly manhandling to an assistant engineer in the district.

Gurandi who had allegedly been terrorising block staffers many times had allegedly manhandled engineer Narendra Kumar Naik recently. Naik lodged a complaint with police in this regard.

Similarly, Puintala Block Development Officer (BDO) had also taken the matter to the notice of the Collector.

Based on the complaint, police registered a case and arrested Gurandi.

He was forwarded to court today, police said.

Earlier in 2019, he had also been arrested for allegedly abducting the BDO. Gurandi along with some of his associates had kidnapped the Puintala BDO Saroj Mishra in an SUV. However, Mishra was rescued by a special team of police.

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