8 officials dismissed

Special Correspondent

Udhagamandalam: The Nilgiris district administration on Thursday dismissed eight officials, who misappropriated Government funds.

It was stated that, in 1999 the public at Gudalur had complained that funds allotted for assisting people from the weaker sections of the society had been misappropriated at the Taluk Office in Gudalur. An inquiry conducted by the administration revealed that Rs. 16.52 lakhs was misappropriated.

While the then Tahsildar, Grievances Redressal, Easwaran Kutty was suspended in August 1999, an inquiry was initiated against two revenue inspectors and five Village Administrative Officers.