PEO detained for distributing money to voters in Nayagarh

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Nayagarh: A Panchayat Extension Officer (PEO) was nabbed by locals while allegedly distributing cash to voters in Kandapada Panchayat under Ranpur block of here on Monday night.

According to sources, the officer was distributing money to the voters at the household level last night. Opposing the move, the locals detained the officer and tied him to the tree.

On being informed, police reached the spot and took the accused officer into custody. Reportedly, police have detained the officer and are interrogating him regarding the incident.

Further investigation into the matter is underway.

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