Former Odisha MLA Bimal Lochan Das Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Former Baripada MLA Bimal Lochan Das died of a heart attack at his residence in Baripada town on Tuesday. He was 86.

The businessman-turned-politician entered the Odisha assembly in 2009 from the Baripada constituency. He fought the election on Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) ticket.

Das was jailed for a year in 2017 in connection with a loan fraud in Baripada Urban Co-operative Bank, where he served as the president from 2003-2004.

He had sanctioned the loans violating the bank’s rules of business, and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines.


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