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TMC leader returns ‘cut money’ as demonstrations

KOLKATA: Amid widespread demonstrations by people across West Bengal over ‘cut money’, a Trinamool Congress leader in Birbhum on Tuesday returned the money to beneficiaries of a project under the rural job guarantee scheme after he was accused of misappropriating the funds.

Local Trinamool leader, Trilochan Mukherjee, returned money to 141 beneficiaries with one recipient getting Rs 1,617 in a ‘kangaroo’ court at Chatra village in Suri area, local residents said.

“The Trinamool leader was accused of misappropriating about Rs 2.28 lakh fund allocated for a sewerage line under the 100-day work. He returned the money in the kangaroo court,” a resident said.