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Govt officer held in an embezzlement case

Press Trust of India  |  Motihari 

The Land Officer of East Champaran district was today arrested here for his alleged involvment in misappropriation of funds in the implementation of Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar (SGSY)in 2005.

Kumar Amarkant, District Land Officer (DLAO), was arrested from outside the collectorate premises for the alleged financial irregularities, the district magistrate's Officer On Special Duty (OSD) Pramod Kumar said.

The case dates back to 2005 when Amrkant was Block Development Officer (BDO) of Belganj block of Gaya district, he said adding that an FIR was lodged with the Belaganj police station at the directive of the then Deputy Development Commissioner (DDC), Gaya.

The arrest followed issuance of a warrant of arrest by an appropriate court, the police said.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 17:32 IST