Bhadrak, Mar 25: The postmaster of Aharapada post office under Rural police limits was awarded seven-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) for embezzling Rs 35 lakh of depositors.
The convict has been identified has been identified as Kamalakant Nayak.
According to reports, the postmaster had embezzled Rs 35 lakh from the accounts of several depositors.
The irregularities were detected after some depositors came to know that postmaster Jitendra Nayak illegally withdrew major chunks of the deposited money from their passbooks by doctoring their signatures and not mentioning it in the postal ledgers. However, he reflected the amount in their passbooks.