Gopalganj: A piquant situation arose during the meeting of technicians convened by executive engineer at Kaushal Vikas Kendra on Gopalganj collectorate premises on Saturday afternoon when the SDO, MANREGA,and Junior Engineer (JE), Vijayeepur, clashed with each other with SDO beating the JE and injuring him. An injured JE has been admitted to Gopalganj Sadar Hospital.
Some of the officials said that executive engineer Suresh Kumar Choudhary had convened a meeting of the technicians. They said that during the meeting, SDO Aasuthosh Kumar Thakur had a heated exchange with JE Vivek Kumar Mishra over some cheque. The executive engineer asked the SDO to leave the meeting, the officials said, adding that the SDO continued using abusive language and had scuffle with the JE. The eyewitnesses said that the executive engineer somehow controlled the situation.
JE Mishra alleged that the SDO used abusive language against him and also threatened to shoot him with his revolver. The executive engineer said that SDO Aasuthosh Kumar Thakur is posted in Sadar division of the district. “Since I am the incharge of Hathuwa sub-division, the SDO should not have engaged himself in a scuffle with the JE,” he said adding that since the DM and DDC were busy in a meeting, he would apprise them of the incident soon.