2-Year Jail Term For Congress Block Unit Chief In Odisha

Jagatsinghpur: President of the Congress block unit Manas Kumar Rath has been sentenced to two years of rigorous imprisonment in a cheque bounce case.

Chief Judicial Magistrate, Jagatsinghpur, Nilima Panda also slapped a fine of Rs 3 lakh on him.

According to sources, Rath borrowed Rs 2 lakh from a colleague, Sanjay Kumar Behera, on August 20,2020 and promised to repay it within a month. He, however, did not return the amount even after a year. He then issued a cheque to Behera in 2021 but it was returned due to insufficient funds in the former’s account.

Following which, Behera  filed a petition in the local court seeking compensation for the bounced cheque.


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