Jagatsinghpur, September 8 (Odisha.in) Police has arrested Saturday a Sarpanch and husband of a naib sarpanch of Jankoti panchyat in Jagatsinghpur district for assaulting local Child Development Project Officer, ICDS alleging irregularities in selection of anganwadi helper on Saturday.
Sources said that there was a meeting of local women group held at a temple compound in Jankoti panchyat under Jagatsnghpur police station on Friday.
CDPO Lilabati Sethy and other staff attended this meeting to finalize the selection of anganwadi helpers but sarpanch of this panchyat Bharat Tarenia, husband of naib sarpanch Subash Shaoo and their supporters objected the meeting.
Alleging irregularities in selection sarpanch and his supporters’ gheroed the CDPO and misbehaved her, police said.
After getting information police rushed to the spot and rescued the CDPO. Police arrested Sarapanch Tarneia and Sahu.
Officials’ sources said that four candidates applied for one post out of which two candidates had withdrawn their application. The selection of aganwadi worker has affected due to dispute between sarpanch and CDPO.