Bhubaneswar, Oct 27: Sailendra Narayan Panda, Ex-Junior Clerk of office of Tahasildar, Bargarh was facing trial in the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Sambalpur for demand and acceptance of illegal gratification from a complainant in order to process the latter’s file in a mutation case.
Today, the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Sambalpur convicted Panda and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 1 year and to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 and in default of payment of fine, to undergo further rigorous imprisonment for a period of 3 months for the offense.
LN Panda, Ex-DSP, Vigilance, Sambalpur Division had investigated the case, and G.M. Dash, Addl. Spl. P.P, Vigilance, Sambalpur conducted the case on behalf of the prosecution.