Vice-Chairman of the Dharmapuri Municipality D.P. Thangaraj (DMK) representing Ward No. 25 and Councillor K. Saravanan (DMK) of Ward No. 20 were dismissed from their posts on Wednesday.

Municipal Commissioner served the dismissal order on the basis of a legal opinion sought from the Special Public Pleader A. Arumugam under sections 50 (1) (D) of the Municipalities Act 1920 and sections 1.1.3 (D) (2) of Municipal Engineering Rule Book.

It was alleged that both of them were undertaking contract works of the municipality in their wives' names.

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