Staff Reporter

ERODE: District Collector R. Sudalaikannan has removed N. Thangavelan from the post of president, Kottuppullampalayam panchayat.

An order issued on Monday says following unsatisfactory replies to allegations of financial misdemeanour from Mr. Thangavelan, the Collector issued the order under the Tamil Nadu Panchayat Act, 1994.

The main allegation against the sacked panchayat chief was that he collected Rs. 350 a family from 1,000 families in the panchayat for securing gas stove under the State’s free gas stove distribution scheme. He is said to be a member of the AIADMK.

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