Former PACS secretary gets 2-yr imprisonment in corruption case

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | September 07, 2023 IST

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Balangir, Sep 7: A special Vigilance court on Thursday awarded two-year imprisonment to the former secretary of Panchamahala PACS (Primary Agriculture Co-operative Society) in a corruption case in Sonepur district.

Special Vigilance court, Bolangir convicted Jugal Kishore Mishra and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of two years.

He has also been directed to pay a fine of Rs 5,000, said sources.

Mishra was arrested for demanding and accepting a bribe from a complainant to issue tokens in his favour for selling paddy at Panchamahala PACS.

 

The court further sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of one year and to pay a fine of Rs 3,000 for the offence under Section 7 of the PC Act, 1988.

Both the sentences are to run concurrently, the sources said.

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