Villagers ransack gram panchyat office - Mysore - Cities - The Times of India
Enraged over irregular water supply, villagers of Siddaramanahundi, the native of former DyCM Siddaramaiah, ransacked the gram panchyat
office on Monday. The district administration has asked Mysore tahsildar Geeta Krishna to submit a report on the incident.
Upset over not getting water for three days, the villagers said they have been living with irregular supply four months.
Another reason for their ire was Siddaramaiah, who failed to supervise developmental works in his native place, despite several complaints.
Villagers protested in front of the Siddaramanahundi gram panchayat before attacking it. They ransacked the offices of the president and secretary. There was none in the office when the incident took place. A computer
at the office was damaged and a board was burnt. Women joined the protest with empty pots and broomsticks. The villagers accused the officials of misappropriation of the funds released for maintenance works and National Employment Guarantee scheme. The GP secretary is away in Bangalore on official duty.
DC Manivannan told TOI that a show-cause notice has been issued to the village accountant seeking an explanation on his failure to address the problem.
"We are probing if there is any misuse of funds as alleged, " he stated.