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Koraput admin seeks report on ICDS cheque rip-off

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By Express News Service

JEYPORE: The district administration has sought a report from Borigumma little one growth venture officer relating to function of the ICDS workplace cashier within the cheque rip-off that befell in June.Cashier Pabitra Jena is underneath scanner for allegedly having issued `16.28 lakh cheque underneath the venture to the workplace driver Baikuntha Jena in July.

Police investigation not too long ago revealed that seven different cheques to the tune of `16.20 lakh have been issued to the identical driver in final two years. Borigumma police have despatched the signatures of the CDPO involved and the driving force to the State forensic laboratory in Bhubaneswar to determine their genuineness.

The incident got here to mild on July 2 when driver Baikuntha tried to encash `16.28 lakh cheque issued by then CDPO Pratima Raul on June 30. Jena tried to switch the cash to his private account on the Jeypore Axis Bank. Incidentally, Raul had retired the identical day.Sensing foul play over switch of such an enormous quantity of venture cash to a personal account, financial institution employees withheld the encashment. They reported the matter to the Borigumma ICDS workplace and enquired with cashier Jena who denied having any information of the cheque.

Raul lodged an FIR on July 15 alleging that she had not issued any such cheque and her signature was cast. Subsequently, Borigumma Police led by SDPO Harekrushna Majhi started probe into the matter and seized the money and cheque books of the workplace.CDPO Gayatri Bahinipati confirmed that Collector Md Abdaal Akhtaar has sought a report on cashier Jena’s function by Thursday.