Sarpanch tries to marry minor; gets caught and removed from post; heres more
In a rather baffling incident that has emerged, a 51-year old sarpanch in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district was removed from his post as he allegedly tried to marry a 12-yr-old girl hailing from a poor family.
The Sarpanch has been identified as Jagannath Mawai and is said to be already married.
It is also said that the Sarpanch had sought for a helipad construction permit in his area to be able to book a helicopter ride for his would-be bride.
The district authorities too got a whiff of his intent at the last moment and timely intervened to stop the marriage from taking place.
Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sonia Meena said Mawai was sacked as sarpanch two days ago under the provisions of the Madhya Pradesh Panchayat Raj Avam Gram Swaraj Act. >