Bhawanipatna: Four supply department officials were suspended for alleged irregularities in distribution of rice meant for below poverty line people of cholera-hit Thuamul Rampur block of Kalahandi district, official sources said on Sunday. Civil Supplies Officer (CSO) Rajendra Behera, additional CSO Bikram Majhi and two marketing officers, Sushant Hota and Niranjan Das, were suspended on charge of embezzlement, district magistrate P K Patnaik said here. _ PTI

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