Sambalpur: Section officer of CDMO office in vigilance net

Sambalpur: Tightening the noose around the neck of corrupt officials Odisha Vigilance on Thursday nabbed the section officer of CDMO the office at the District Head Quarter Hospital in Sambalpur while accepting Rs 10,000 bribe.

As per reports Manoranjan Pradhan, Section Officer, office of C.D.M.O, District Headquarter Hospital (D.H.H), Sambalpuur was apprehended by Odisha Vigilance for demanding and accepting undue advantage of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand) from a complainant (staff) for release of his arrear salary.

Based on the above complaint, a trap was laid today wherein the accused was caught by the team of Odisha Vigilance in his office chamber while demanding and accepting bribe of Rupees Ten Thousand from the complainant.

The bribe money was recovered from the possession of Pradhan and seized in presence of witnesses. Left hand wash as well as office table and file wash of Pradhan gave positive chemical reaction, confirming acceptance and handling of bribe money by him.

Following the trap, simultaneous searches have been launched on the residential house of Pradhan at Modipada and Putibandha and his office room at Sambalpur. He has been arrested and will be forwarded to the Court.

In this connection, Sambalpur Vigilance P.S. Case No.34 dt 11.11.2021 U/s 7 Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 has been registered and the matter is under investigation.

In another case the Ex-secretary of Batagaon gram panchayat, Kankadahada block in Dhenkanal was convicted in Vigilance case.

As per reports, Antaryami Baral the EX-Secretary, Batagaon GP was facing trial in the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Dhenkanal in Cuttack Vigilance P.S. Case No.23 dated 28.06.2006 U/s 7 E.C. Act/13(2) r/w 13(1)(c)(d) Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988/409/477-A IPC for misappropriation of PDS Rice meant for the actual beneficiaries.

In this matter the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Dhenkanal today convicted Baral, the Ex-Secretary and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 2 years and to pay fine of Rs.5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand), and in default of payment of fine, to undergo further rigorous imprisonment for a period of 3 months for the offence U/s 409 IPC.

The Court further sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 2 years and to pay fine of Rs.5,000/-(Rupees Five Thousand), and in default of payment of fine, to undergo further rigorous imprisonment for a period of 3 months for the offence U/s 477-A IPC and to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 1 year and to pay fine of Rs.3,000/-(Rupees Three Thousand), and in default of payment of fine, to undergo further rigorous imprisonment for a period of 2 months for the offence U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(c) Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 1 year and to pay fine of Rs.3,000/- (Rupees Three Thousand), and in default of payment of fine, to undergo further rigorous imprisonment for a period of 2 months for the offence U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 6 months and to pay fine of Rs.1,000/-(Rupees One Thousand), and in default of payment of fine, to undergo further rigorous imprisonment for a period of 1 month for the offence U/s 7 E.C. Act. All the sentences are to run concurrently.

Bibhuti Bhusan Rout, Ex-Inspector Vigilance, Cuttack Division had investigated the case and KC Pattnaik, Special P.P, Vigilance, Dhenkanal conducted the case on behalf of the prosecution.

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