Sundargarh: Ex-Technical Consultant-cum-JE Convicted For Bribery

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Cuttack/ Sundargarh: A Special Vigilance Court in Sundargarh on Thursday convicted Nuagaon Block ex-Technical Consultant-cum-JE, who has been dismissed from service, on bribery charges.

Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Sundargarh today convicted Rajesh Kumar Patel, Ex-Technical Consultant-cum-JE, Nuagaon Block, Dist-Sundargarh who was charge-sheeted by Odisha Vigilance in Sambalpur Vigilance P.S. Case No.20 dtd.16.04.2006 U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d)/7 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 for demand and acceptance of illegal gratification (bribe) from the complainant (Contractor) to process and release the bill relating to the construction of the concrete road by the complainant

The Court has sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 2 years and to pay fine of Rs.5,000, and in default of payment of fine, to undergo further rigorous imprisonment for a period of 3 months for the offence U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988.

The Court further sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 1 year and to pay fine of Rs.5,000, and in default of payment of fine, to undergo further rigorous imprisonment for a period of 3 months for the offence U/s 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

Both the sentences are to run concurrently, the court ruled.

Akshya Kumar Sahoo, Ex-DSP, Vigilance, Rourkela Unit, Rourkela had investigated the case and Gouramohan Dash, I/c Spl. P.P, Vigilance, Sundargarh conducted the case on behalf of the prosecution.

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