Cuttack: Barabati-Cuttack MLA Md Moquim was granted bail by District and Sessions Court against his conviction in 2005 case, by a Vigilance court here.
Moquim, along with his business aide Peeyush Mohanty, and former IAS officer Vinod Kumar were sentenced to 3 years of rigorous imprisonment in connection with a case related to loans to ineligible beneficiaries.
Speaking to the media, Moquim said that he was framed. “I am a businessman who joined politics and subsequently was elected to the Assembly on Congress party’s (opposition) ticket.”
“I will move High Court against the ruling,” he added.