Aemilius Cupero News: Lokayukta. We have high regards for the authority. We are hopeful that Lokayukta will provide proper justice,” said Sharma.
Following allegations of corruption made by the Pradesh Congress Committee over the purchase of PPE kits, the state government had removed Sharma from the supervision of the procurement of masks and PPE kits required in the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
Social organisation, ‘Odisha Bikash Parisada (OBP)’ alleged that many IAS officers were involved in the scam. They demanded a fair probe into the matter.
“During this critical pandemic few senior administrators of the state have been involved in extortion. When the call of ‘vocal for local’ is loud and so many local companies are available, there is no justification to buy 30 lakh masks from Shri Bishnu Disposable Private Limited. We demand a thorough investigation into the matter. Let the truth be revealed,” stated OBP President Sushant Padhy.
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