Bidyut Baran gets EC notice over dole to fire victims

  • Press Trust of India, None, Jamshedpur
  • Updated: Apr 27, 2014 17:01 IST

The district administration of East Singhbhum has issued a showcause notice to BJP candidate Bidyut Baran Mahato for distributing money among fire victims in Punasia village, officials said.

Ghatsila sub-divisional officer, Girija Shankar Prasad has issued the notice to Mahato for violating the code of conduct and asked why action should not be initiated against him.

Returning officer-cum-deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum, Amitabh Kaushal said the distribution of money among the affected families was in violation of the code of conduct. Several houses were reduced to ashes after a fire broke out in Punasia village on Thursday.

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