3 Odisha government employees convicted in a day for bribery

Three Odisha government employees convicted in one day for varied bribery cases, Odisha vigilance issues official release.

Bhubaneswar: On Monday, Jugal Kishore Parida, Ex-Head Clerk (Retired), O/o DGM, Electrical, EHT Division, Berhampur, in Ganjam district.

He was charge-sheeted by Odisha Vigilance in Berhampur Vigilance Case No.6 dt.21.02.2018 U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d)/7 PC Act, 1988 for demanding and accepting bribe Rs.8,000/-.

The bribe amount was demanded from the complainant to process the EPF paper of his father who had retired as Lineman from OSEB in the year 2004, was convicted by Special Judge, Vigilance, Berhampur.

The headclerk was sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 1 year and to pay a fine of Rs.5,000/- and in default of payment of fine, to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 1 month more for the offence for the offence U/s 7 of the PC Act, 1988.

The Court further sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period 2 years and to pay a fine of Rs.10,000/- and in default of payment of fine, to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 3 months more for the offence U/s 13(1)(d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

Both the sentences are to run concurrently. Odisha Vigilance will now move the competent authority for stoppage of pension of Jugal Kishore Parida, Ex-Head Clerk (Retired) following his conviction.

Benudhar Nayak, Ex-DSP, Vigilance, Berhampur Division, A/p-SP, Koraput Division had investigated the case and Surendra Panda, Spl. P.P, Sri P.K. Dora, Addl. Spl. PP and Smt. Diptimayee Behera, Asst. PP, Vigilance, Berhampur jointly conducted the case on behalf of the prosecution.

On the other hand, On August 28, Drupada Sahasia, Ex-Head Clerk (Retired), Kutra Block, Dist-Sundargarh, who was charge sheeted by Odisha Vigilance vide Spl. Judge Vigilance, Sundargarh TR No.141/2016 U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d)/ 7 PC Act, 1988 for demanding and accepting bribe.

The bribe was demanded from the complainant for processing the file for grant of leave for the period of 7 months in the year 2010, was convicted by Hon’ble Special Judge, Vigilance, Sundargarh and sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 2 years and to pay a fine of Rs.3,000/- and in default of payment of fine, to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 3 months more for the offence U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988.

The Court further sentenced her to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period 1 year and to pay a fine of Rs.2,000/- and in default of payment of fine, to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 1 month for the offence U/s 7 of PC Act, 1988. Both the sentences are to run concurrently.
Odisha Vigilance will now move the competent authority for stoppage of pension of Drupada Sahasia, Ex-Head Clerk (Retired) following his conviction.

Samuel Pradhan, Ex-DSP, Vigilance, Rourkela Division had investigated the case and Sri Shyam Sundar Mishra, Spl. P.P, Vigilance, Sundargarh conducted the case on behalf of the prosecution.

On August 28 Saroj Kumar Das, Ex-Junior Manager, Boinda Section under SDO, Enzen, Boinda, Dist-Angul (dismissed from service), who was charge sheeted by Odisha Vigilance in Cuttack Vigilance, PS Case No.17 dt.02.04.2017 U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d)/7 PC Act, 1988 for demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant to correct and regularise the arrear electric bill, was convicted by Special Judge, Vigilance, Angul.
He was sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 3 years and to pay a fine of Rs.5,000/- and in default of payment of fine, to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 2 months more for the offence U/s 13(1)(d) of P.C. Act.1988.

S.K. Mishra, Ex-Inspector, Vigilance, Cuttack Division, A/p-DSP, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar Division had investigated the case and Dillip Kumar Mohanty, Spl. P.P, Vigilance, Angul conducted the case on behalf of the prosecution.

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