Pradhan jailed for misappropriation of funds



Shimla (Sept 26): Himachal Pradesh High Court today sentenced a panchayat pradhan to two years rigorous imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 on him for misappropriation of public money.

A division bench comprising Justice Surjit Singh and Justice Rajiv Sharma held Anil Kumar of Kotla Chillian Gram panchayat in Hamirpur district, who was pradhan between 1998 and 1999, guilty of misappropriation of public money to the tune of Rs 65,000 and also cheated the government by misrepresenting to its functionaries to release grant-in-aid.

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