Special Correspondent

GUNTUR: Six field assistants out of 950-odd of them working in Guntur district have been arrested by Guntur police for their alleged resorting to irregularities in the implementation of the NREGS programme of the Central Government.

A social audit on the programme was conducted with the help of these field assistants, technical assistants and computer operators in addition to Assistant Project Officers and Mandal Development officers.

Many of these people did not turn up in time and others did not come at all for a meeting organised here by Collector Jayesh Ranjan. They were sent to police custody.