The Burla NAC Chairperson Chandrabati Nayak was on Tuesday accused of using a fake caste certificate to grab the post.
The Sambalpur Sadar Tehsildar, Gyanaranjan Bhanjdeo, on Tuesday rejected the caste certificate, issued by the tehsil office here, that claimed that she was a Scheduled Caste.
It was found that she belonged to general caste.
Chandrabati is already facing allegations of irregularities in implementation of schemes and cornered by councillors over the matter.
As per reports, Chandrabati was elected from reserved ward no 3 as an Independent candidate defeating Manoj Kumar Sohela and subsequently, elected as Chairperson of Burla NAC with help from the BJD.
Subsequently, Sohela and convenor of Anusuchita Jati Jagran Samiti, Pankaj Behera, lodged a complaint with the
District Collector against Chandrabati accusing him of submitting fake caste certificate. Later the District Collector directed the
Tehsildar to probe and submit report.
The complainant had claimed that Bahadur Singh, father of Chandrabati, was a native of Chapra in Bihar and had been residing in Burla.
It was found from the records of rights of land belonging Bahadur Singh that he was Rajput and not a Scheduled Caste.
A report in this regard was submitted on September 24.