Contractor suicide: Gram Panchayat members questioned – Congress hands over 11 lakh Cheque

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The special investigating team from the Udupi police questioned the president and members of Hindalga Gram Panchayat in Belagavi along with other road contractors, who were assigned to carry out road works at the Hindalga Gram Panchayat by Santosh Patil who had committed suicide in Udupi recently.

KPCC president D.K. Shivakumar handed over a cheque for ₹11 lakh to Jayashree Patil, wife of Santosh Patil, in their ancestral village of Badas in Belagavi district on Tuesday.

Another cheque for ₹5 lakh was delivered to the family from the office of Ganesh Hukkeri, MLA and Congress leader.

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After meeting the Udupi police team, Mannolkar said Santosh had given sub-contracts to as many as 12 contractors to complete the development of 108 roads in Hindalga limits. Santosh also had carried out road works worth Rs 50 lakh on his own, Mannolkar added, reports the TNIE.

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