Mahanga/Cuttack : The then junior engineer PK Rout of Mahanga has been suspended by the district magistrate for abusing MLA Local Area Development (LAD) funds. Rout is blamed for misusing funds to the tune of Rs 50,000.

Additionally, show cause notice have been served on the asst engineer and the Block Development Officer (BDO) in such manner.

Notably, Rs 50,000 was approved from the LAD funds for renovation of ‘Banua Mahapurusa Mandap’ in Etamunduli village. However, as per allegations, fake photographs and bills were submitted without constructing the Mandap and funds were bungled.

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