2 government officials arrested for stealing flood-relief materials

Kerala: Two Kerala government officials were arrested from Wayanad district for misusing relief materials allotted to flood victims according to the Police.

A senior police official told that the arrests were made based after a senior government official filed reported against the duo officials, HT reported

According to the complaint, S Thomas and MP Dinesh, both government officials were stopped by residents at a relief camp in Panamaram village when the duo were loading the relief materials into a vehicle.

Though the officials lied about shifting the material to another camp the residents stopped them and called the Police.

A similar incident was also reported from Chengannur where the accused was a temporary government official.