Tripura: Jt Director of Horticulture Deptt suspended over corruption charges

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Tripura: Jt Director of Horticulture Deptt suspended over corruption charges

AGARTALA | Nov 26, 2019:

The Joint Director of Horticulture Department of Tripura, Soumitra Das has been suspended after prima facie evidence of his involvement in corruption surfaced.

Official sources stated that the allegations against Das was looked into by the department after which it turned out to be true.

Das, who was the senior horticulturist in the past, was posted at Nagicherra Horticulture Research Centre. He received the suspension order from the Department on Friday.

It has been reported that Das got involved in such practices when he was looking after the purchasing of seeds, fertiliser and agricultural equipments.

Das was also alleged to have been involved in other corruption practices. However, the government did not take any action against Das.

Prior to Das' suspension, another agriculture officer Krishanu Chakraborty was also suspended for his involvement in corruption from the outlay meant for beautification of Unakoti,a pilgrimage in Unakoti District.