Court sentences senior IAS officer to three years in jail
Bhubaneswar, Aug 10 (PTI) Senior IAS officer Vinod Kumar was sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment today for committing financial irregularities in the Odisha Rural Housing Development Corporation (ORHDC) 18 years ago.
The judge rejected the bail plea of the IAS officer as an non-bailable warrant (NBW) was issued against his name. Kumar and P C Das surrendered before the court today as per the direction of the Orissa High Court.
Sanjay Mohanty ex-assistant manager of ORHDC was only present in the court on July 3 while the five other accused including Kumar were absent on that day. The judge had issued non-bailable warrants against the five.
On August 8, the special vigilance court had sentenced Asish Kumar Nayak, secretary of Gramya Bikash Manch, Pradeep Kumar Rout, ex-accounts officer, ORHDC and Chittaranjan Mallick, ex-accountant (contractual) ORHDC to three years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 25,000 each .
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