Disom is the top most unit embracing 5 to 10 pirs. Desh
Pargana is the head of Disom. He is also elected personnel and elected by the
Pir Parganas once in every five years. The cases of disputes which are not
decided in Pir level are brought to the notice of desh Pargana and Pargana
decides the cases with the consultation of Pir Parganas and Manjhi.
Desh pargana is vested with the power to impose upon the
accused both physical and monetary punishment and in case of drastic social
offence like bitlaha. (Woman having sexual relationship with other caste. ) the
accused is banished from the society. Desh Pargana has got a power to nominate
some more parganas who can assist him in maintenance of law and order in the
Disom. They are called as Ghat pargana. The word ghat comes from the word
ghaty. which means danger place. In the Disom there are some ghats where huge
gathering of people takes place every year. In such places , there is a
possibility of breach of law and order. The duties of Ghat Parganas are to
maintain the law and order in the ghats. Among the Ghats, one is river ghat
where immersion of bone flower of deceased take place every year in the month
of January and another ghat is the place where Jatra Patta ( dancing festival)
takes place for days together. For one ghat there is one pargana . He makes a
temporary office in the ghat during the occasion. This office acts as a Mobile
Pargana has got power to punish a man immediately if he is
found to be guilty in the occasion. He has also power to debar a person from
immersion of bone flower of his kid and kin if his village panchait brings some
allegation against him.
Desh pargana has no such remuneration. He gets some
percentage of money collected as punishment from the accused and the rest is
divided among the pargana and public.
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