harsuguda collector suspended on HC direction
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.