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Junior Engineer sentenced to 3-year jail in bribe case

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Balasore: A Special Vigilance Court in Balasore sentenced Ex-Junior Engineer of Bhogarai Block Jasen Murmu to three years rigorous imprisonment (RI) and a fine of Rs 10,000 under separate charges for accepting bribe from a complainant in a 2010 case today.

Court found Murmu guilty under Section 7 of PC Act (1988) and awarded him with one year rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000. In default he would have to serve an additional jail term of two months. Murmu who was also found guilty under Section 13 of the same Act being awarded with two years rigorous jail term and a fine of Rs 5,000. In default he would have to serve an additional three months behind the bars. Both the sentences are to run concurrently.

The accused Junior Engineer worked at the Bhogarai Block till 2010 when he was caught by a team of Vigilance sleuths while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from the complainant Sunil Kumar Kar to prepare the final bill of Rs 3 lakh for a Cement Concrete (CC) road project in Chandipur area in Balasore district.

Murmu was put under suspension following the arrest and was dismissed from his job at a later stage.

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