India, Oct. 16 -- A scam in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone district, 328 kilometres south of Bhopal, has come to light wherein pictures of Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Dia Mirza have been used on scores of job cards of MGNREGA workers. Government authorities have ordered a probe, officials said.

The alleged scam of fake job cards, to misappropriate money under the world's biggest social security scheme, came to light on Thursday and Friday after the district administration ordered a probe.

Photographs of the two female actors appear on at least a dozen job cards related to village Piparkheda Naka under Ziranya tehsil of the district. Interestingly, many of the cards have names of male beneficiaries. The village is situated about 70 ...