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Former Odisha official sentenced to 20 months in jail in disproprtionate assets case

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17:

A Special Judge, Special Court here on Thursday sentenced a former general manager of IPICOL, Odisha to rigorous imprisonment for 20 months after convicting him of acquiring disproportionate assets, an official release issued by the Vigilance department said.

The special court in its judgment held Jogendra Charan Nayak, ex-general manager, IPICOL, guilty of acquisition of disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 4,03,732, convicted and apart from sentencing him to 20 months in jail slapped a fine of Rs 40,300. If Nayak fails to pay the fine, he will undergo rigorous imprisonment for another two months.

Nayak was charged under sections 13(2) read with 13(1)(e) P.C. Act, the release issued by the Vigilance department said.

The Vigilance had in 1997 registered a case under section 13(2) (read with 13(1) (e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act) and a charge-sheet was filed against Jogendra Charan Nayak, ex-general manager of IPICOL, Bhubaneswar. The case had been under trial in the Court of the Special Judge, Special Court, Bhubaneswar for the last 17 years.

Action has already been initiated to confiscate the illegally acquired assets of Nayak, the release said.