An Araria court on Friday remanded to judicial custody Arwal deputy collector, Gaya Nand Yadav, who was arrested on Thursday from Arwal in connection with a graft case in Araria. Yadav as the BDO of Araria's Palasi block deposited about Rs 30 lakh with Dehti primary agriculture credit society (PACS) in Palasi. He allegedly extorted commission on the deposits, police sources said. According to Araria SP Shivdeep Waman Lande, state rural development department deputy secretary Ajay Kumar Sinha, following an inquiry into alleged siphoning off government funds, recommended lodging of FIRs against six successive BDOs of Palasi. They included Parvezullah, Ashok Kumar Tiwary, Ramesh Jha, Shamim Akhtar, Surendra Das and Yadav.
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