**Baripada**: Bimal Lochan Das, former Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MLA from Baripada was on Wednesday sentenced to one-year in jail by the Special Vigilance Court in connection with a bank loan fraud.
The court also sentenced six others one year jail term for their involvement in the fraud.
According to reports, the court has slapped a fine of Rs 16.70 lakh on the former MLA.
Notably, the former legislator during his tenure as the President of Baripada Urban Cooperative Bank had sanctioned loans to these persons on the basis of fake documents.
And, these persons later ailed to repay the loan amount.