Odisha: Former paramedic handed two-year jail term in bribery case

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | November 29, 2023 IST

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 29: A former paramedical worker, Dhananjaya Panigrahi, was sentenced to two years of rigorous imprisonment by a special Vigilance court in Sundargarh on Wednesday, in connection with a bribery case. 

The Special Judge, Vigilance, Sundargarh, delivered the verdict, finding Panigrahi guilty of soliciting and accepting a bribe from a complainant for the issuance of birth certificates for his sons, as per an official release.

The court imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 on Panigrahi and stated that in the event of defaulting on the fine payment, he would be subjected to an additional one-month rigorous imprisonment. This penalty was levied under sections 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

Additionally, Panigrahi received a one-year rigorous imprisonment term and a Rs 1,000 fine, with a provision for an extra one-month imprisonment in case of default in payment. This sentence was pronounced under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

The court specified that both sentences would run concurrently.

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