Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation (OLIC) chairman, Amaresh Patri, has suspended Keonjhar executive engineer Sradhakar Behera for dereliction of duty and financial irregularities.

Patri, in a press statement, has said that there were several allegations against Behera from various quarters. The allegations were found to be substantive in a probe by the corporation.

Under the 5T initiative of the chief minister Naveen Patnaik, the OLIC is adhering to the principle of zero tolerance to corruption, said the chairman and added, stern action would taken against officials and employees of the corporation if found indulge in corruption.