Bhubaneswar: A Special Vigilance Court in Sambalpur on Wednesday convicted and sentenced retired former Secretary of Service Co-operative Societies, Keshaipali, Bhatli Branch, in Bargarh district Ananda Chandra Sahu to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 2 years and fine of Rs 10,000 for demanding and accepting bribe accepting bribe from a complainant for release of a cheque towards sanction of cash loan., said an official press release.
The court ruled that in default of payment of fine Sahu has to undergo further rigorous imprisonment for a period of 6 months more.
The court further sentenced Sahu to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 1 year and payment of fine of Rs 5,000 and in default of payment of fine, to undergo further rigorous imprisonment for a period of 3 months more for the offence under section 7 PC Act, 1988. The court ruled that both the sentences are to run concurrently.
Odisha Vigilance will now move the competent authority for stoppage of pension of Sahu following his conviction, the release added.