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harsuguda collector suspended on HC direction

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Bhubaneswar: Following the direction of Orissa High Court (HC), state government Wednesday suspended Jharsuguda Collector Jyoti Ranjan Pradhan for not adhering to a previous court order.

Subsequently, ADM Pradeep Sahu has been given additional charge as Jharsuguda Collector till further order. General Administration department has issued a notification in this regard.

Tuesday, the court had directed the state government to suspend the collector for flouting its interim order in connection with cancellation of a liquor shop’s licence. A bench comprising Chief Justice KS Jhaveri and Justice KR Mohapatra had given the order to Odisha government.

The next hearing in this connection will be held August 27.

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