Ex-Constable Gets 3-Yr Jail for Taking Bribe Posing as Vigilance Inspector

Jeypore: The Special Judge, Vigilance, Jeypore in Koraput district, convicted Kunja Kishore Padhi, the former constable of Bisam Katak Police Station of Odisha’s Rayagada district and sentenced him to three years of rigorous imprisonment for impersonating as Inspector of Vigilance to take bribe.

Odisha Vigilance has decided to now move the concerned authorities for his dismissal from police service.

According to a statement from Odisha Vigilance Directorate, the conviction of Padhi was based on a charge sheet filed against him with Special Judge, Vigilance, Jeypore for impersonating as a Vigilance Inspector and demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 from a complainant to show official favour and suppress enquiry against his spouse, a government employee.

The ex-constable was on Wednesday convicted under Sections 8 and 9 of the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act, 1988. He was sentenced to imprisonment for three years and a fine of Rs 10,000, on default of which, he would have to undergo further rigorous imprisonment for three months.

The Special Judge Court also convicted him under Section 419/420 of the Indian Penal Code and sentenced him to an imprisonment of one year and a fine of Rs 5,000. In case of default of payment of fine, the court ordered further rigorous imprisonment for a period of three months.

All the sentences are to run concurrently.

You might also like

Comments are closed.