B N Singh Papan
Saharsa : Saharsa DM-cum- district election officer, is yet to initiate any action against Mukhia of Rakia panchayat under Sattarkataiya block in the district Nikki Devi for violating section 125 (K) (1) and (3) of Bihar Panchayat Raj Act 2006 ( as amended). Secretary, State Election Commission (SEC)act, in a communication to Saharsa DM on December 20, 2016, had directed him to take appropriate action against Mukhia Nikki Devi under Bihar Panchayat Raj Act 2006 and relevant section of IPC as charges against her of suppressing facts about herself had proved right in inquiry by conducted the DM.
Her rival in the panchayat poll Chanda Devi, in complaint lodged with the SEC and district election officer, had alleged that Nikki Devi was enjoying the benefits accruing to BPL families including India Awas but had declared her income while filing her nomination for the poll. Chanda Devi also alleged that Nikki Devi was voter from two places. The SEC had directed the district election officer to inquire into the allegations. The DM, in his inquiry report sent to the SEC on October 26, 2016, had said that allegations against Nikki Devi had proved correct.