The village residents have accused the Head of Hiranandpur Gram Panchayat for involving in corrupt activities in Manikchak, Malda. The name of the Panchayat Head is Sarthi Mandal.
It has been alleged that Mandal has cheated crores of rupees from the villagers. It has been reported that the Panchayat Head and other members took Rs. 1,200 from 1,900,900 families of the village for constructing toilets.
The villagers alleged that the construction work that had commenced in some houses has been left incomplete and very poor quality of materials had been used in the construction.
A complaint has been registered at the office of the Block Development Officer and the District Magistrate against the Panchayat members and the Panchayat Head.
Meanwhile, Manikchak’s BDO, Surjit Pandit, shared that he has received the complaint and a probe has also been directed in the case. If the Panchayat Head and other members are found guilty, proper steps will be taken against them.
On being questioned about the incident, Mandal refused to answer any question.