Jagatsinghpur, August 29 (Odisha.in) District administration in Jagatsinghpur has served show cause notice to a sarapanch and a panchayat samiti member for detaining 25 officials of the irrigation department in their area on August 14.
At least 25 irrigation department officials who had gone to study the water logging problem at Jatadhari river mouth in the region due to last flood were detained by hundreds of villagers on that day.
The villagers had detained them presuming them to be the officials of South Korea steel major Posco. However they had released the officials when they revealed their identity.
Nuagaon panchyat sarpanch Bhaskar Swain and panchyat samiti member Mr Basudev Behera had allegedly led the villagers.
The district administration has served them show cause notice for the act.