The district session court has sentenced Dekuli Jagarnathpur panchayat Primary Agricultural Credit Society (PACS) Chairman Satish Kumar Rai to a rigorous imprisonment for his involvement in gross mismanagement of the government fund and for swindling money in the name of farmers.
Dekuli Jagarnathpur village panchayat falls under Biraul block of Darbhanga district.
The court sentenced Satish under Section 409 and Section 420. He will be in jail for 6 years and pay a paltry penalty of INR 20 thousand.
Rai has been accused of siphoning off Rs 39.93 lakh. Advocate Baccha Rai was representing the accused PACS chairman.
In 2016, the chairman of PACS had purchased 2746 quintal paddy for distributing in Kharif season.