Gram Panchayat member jailed for misappropriation of MGNREGS wages
The accused in collusion with others had misappropriated MGNREGS wages by crediting in different bank accounts of different persons without the knowledge of beneficiaries (job card holders) under the Phumlou Gram Panchayat in the year 2019-20.
Updated 1 Jun 2022, 5:44 pm
The Special Judge (PC Act), Imphal West on Tuesday remanded a member of Phumlou Gram Panchayat ward number 7 in judicial custody till June 14 in connection with misappropriation of MGNREGS wages.
The GP member has been identified as one Salam Radheshyam, 48, son of (L) S Ibochou of Loitang Khunou Mayai Leikai, Imphal West. He was arrested on May 28 following a complaint filed by additional SP of Vigilance and ANTI-Corruption PS.
During an enquiry it has been detected that the accused in collusion with others had misappropriated MGNREGS wages by crediting in different bank accounts of different persons without the knowledge of beneficiaries (job card holders) under Phumlou Gram Panchayat in the year 2019-20.
While in police custody, the accused reportedly disclosed that he had withdrawn a total of Rs 86,384 for his own use by crediting different accounts of different persons as wages of the job card holders.
During further examination, the member refused to give the identity of government officials and other individuals, who were involved in the fraudulent withdrawal of the funds.
The court after examining the materials, remanded him into judicial custody for smooth investigation.