Rayagada: SSA Financial Consultant, Planning Coordinator Convicted in Bribery Case, Sentenced to Jail

Bhubaneswar: A financial consultant and planning coordinator at the office of District Project Co-ordinator (DPC), SSA, Rayagada were convicted in a bribery case.

“Laxminarayan Satapathy, Financial Consultant(FC) and Jayanarayan Trailokya Nath, Planning Coordinator (Disengaged from Service) both of O/o District Project Co-ordinator (DPC), SSA, Rayagada, who were charge sheeted by Odisha Vigilance in a case vide Special Judge, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar TR No 49/2013 U/s 13(2)r/w13 (1)(d)/7/11/PC Act, 1988/120(B) IPC were convicted by Special Judge, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar”, the Vigilance said in a statement.

The Court convicted Jayanarayan Trailokya Nath for demanding and accepting bribe Rs 10,000 as per direction of Satapathy from a complainant for issue of cheques against two bills submitted by complainant after execution of the work and for his EMD amount and TDS and sentenced Sri Nath to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 3 years and 2 years U/s 7 and 13(2) PC Act, 1988 respectively and to pay fine of Rs 5,000/- on each count, and in default of payment of fine to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 3 months. Both the sentences are to run concurrently.

The other convict Laxminarayan Satapathy remained absent during pronouncement of Judgment for which NBW has been issued against him for his production before the Court for hearing on sentence, the Vigilance said.

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