Bhubaneswar: The Odisha vigilance police has successfully prosecuted two officers of the State government on corruption charges. While a senior manager of Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) has been convicted in disproportionate assets (DA) case, a district industries officer convicted in a trap case.
The Keonjhar vigilance special judge has convicted Barinder Singh, former deputy manager(mechanical), Central Workshop of OMC, Barbil, for possession of assets disproportionate to his known source of income Rs 12. 54 lakh. The court has sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 4 years and a fine of Rs 50,000.
It was on September 22, 2000, the Keojhar vigilance police raided the houses of Singh and found disproportionate assets worth Rs 12.54 lakh.
Former DSP of Keonjhar vigilance unit had investigated the case and special PP, Keonjhar vigilance court conducted the case on behalf of the prosecution.
Similarly, the special judge of Balasore vigilance court has convicted Pradeep Kumar Ray, district coordinator, district industry centre (DIC), Khariar Road in Nuapada district in a trap case and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 2 years and a fine of Rs 3000.
Ray, when he was supervisor in Baleswar DIC had demanded Rs 20,000 bribe from one Braja Sankar Sahu for forwarding margin money claim proposal file of Sahu’s wife to Odisha Khadi & Village Industries Board. The vigilance police on a complaint from Sahu laid a trap and caught Ray red handed while receiving the bribe money in 2007.
SK Haziruddin, special PP in Balasore vigilance court, conducted the case on behalf of the prosecution.