Bhubaneswar: The Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Dhenkanal on Monday convicted the retired Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Motanga police station in Dhenkanal district Muralidhar Prusty for bribery and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment (RI) for a period of 2 years.
The Court also slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 on Prusty and in default of payment of fine, he has to undergo further RI for a period of 6 months more for the offence under section 7 of the PC Act, 1988.
The Court further sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 2 years and payment of a fine of Rs 20,000 and in default of payment of the fine, to undergo further RI for a period of 6 months more for the offence under sections 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) PC Act, 1988. Both the sentences are to run concurrently.
Prusty was convicted for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 6,000 from a complainant for releasing the truck seized in an accident case registered at Motanga police station.
Vigilance will now move the competent authority to stop the pension of Prusty following his conviction.