Odisha Junior Revenue Assistant Convicted In Vigilance Case Dismissed From Service

Cuttack: Junior Revenue Assistant of Office of Settlement Officer, Ganjam-Koraput, Pradeep Kumar Sahu has been dismissed from government service following his conviction in a vigilance case, the authorities informed on Friday.

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He was dismissed from service with effect from April 18, by Major Settlement Office, Berhampur, as per the provision of Odisha Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal Rules, 1962.

According to the Vigilance Directorate, Sahu’s dismissal was following his conviction by Special Judge Berhampur in September last year for demanding and accepting a bribe from a complainant in return for a copy of ‘Yadast’ related to his landed properties. A chargesheet was filed against Sahu in the Vigilance police station (case No.33) on August 12, 2024, under Sections 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d)/7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

The Special Judge Court sentenced him to rigorous imprisonment for two years and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000. In case of default of payment of fine, the judge had ordered further rigorous imprisonment for a period of two more months for the offence under Section 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988.

The court had also sentenced him to rigorous imprisonment for one year and a fine of Rs 5,000 for the offence under Section 7 of PC Act, 1988. In case of default of payment of fine, Sahu would undergo further rigorous imprisonment for another one month.

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