Cong MLA Md Moquim Sentenced To 3 Yrs RI In Loan Fraud Case; Gets Bail


Cuttack: Congress legislator from Barabati-Cuttack, Mohammad Moquim has been found guilty of corruption at the Odisha Rural Housing and Development Corporation (ORHDC) on Thursday and was awarded three-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) by a special vigilance court.

However, the Congress leader soon got bail and claimed to take the matter to the High Court.

The court also sentenced former IAS officer and Managing Director of ORHDC, Vinod Kumar, Company Secretary, ORHDC, Swosti Ranjan Mohapatra, and realtor Peeyus Mohanty, Director, Metro Builders Pvt Ltd to three years in jail.

Along with the jail sentence, they are each charged a penalty of Rs 50,000. In default, they would undergo an additional six-month rigorous imprisonment.


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