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Court sentences senior IAS officer to three years in jail

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Senior Kumar was sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment today for committing financial irregularities in the (ORHDC) 18 years ago.

Special vigilance court also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on Kumar and his associate P C Das for the offence.

The rejected the bail plea of the as an non-bailable warrant (NBW) was issued against his name. Kumar and P C Das surrendered before the court today as per the direction of the

"Though punishment of three years imprisonment is bailable, the court rejected Kumar's bail plea because a NBW was issued against his name," said government pleader

Kumar and five others were convicted by the special vigilance court on July 3 for committing financial irregularities of Rs 55 lakh in the ORHDC.

ex-of ORHDC was only present in the court on July 3 while the five other accused including Kumar were absent on that day. The had issued non-bailable warrants against the five.

The court had sentenced Mohanty to undergo rigorous imprisonment for three years and to pay a fine of Rs 25,000.

The high court in its order on August 7 had ordered Kumar and the five others to surrender before the trial court for hearing of sentences.

On August 8, the special vigilance court had sentenced Asish Kumar Nayak, of Gramya Bikash Manch, Pradeep Kumar Rout, ex-accounts officer, ORHDC and Chittaranjan Mallick, ex-(contractual) ORHDC to three years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 25,000 each.

The had registered a case against Kumar and the five others, accusing them of committing financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 55 lakh in the year 2000.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 21:10 IST