The Bheemgal circle police arrested V. Dayasagar, former Project Director, District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) also called the Indira Kranthi Patham, under the Section 409 IPC for misappropriation of government funds, on Saturday.

Dayasagar was accused of swindling Rs. 7.70 lakh intended to be distributed to women self-help groups in Timmapur of Morthad mandal and Uppulur of Kammarpally mandal during his tenure as the Project Director last year. He was sent to his parent department (education) in August last year under the charges that he diverted funds for activities other than IKP and also misused certain amount of money. Then, he was also the Executive Director, BC Finance Corporation.

The Bheemgal police led by Circle Inspector B. Purushotham went to Illanthakunta in Karimnagar district where Dayasagar is the Principal of the Government Junior College and brought him to the station.

Remanded

Later, he was produced before the court in Armoor where the Magistrate remanded him to 14-day judicial custody.