Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Baripada, Jan 19:
The Mayurbhanj district court here today awarded eight years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) to a person after convicting him for selling brown sugar in the district headquarter town of Baripada.
In addition to the sentence Mayurbhanj Additional District Judge Sudipta Acharya slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on convict Harendra Mohanty (38).
The court in its pronouncement further said that in case of default in payment the convict will undergo RI for another six months.
Notably, Excise department officials had arrested Mohanty on December 21, 2013 while he was selling brown sugar in small packets in the district headquarter town. The officials had seized 32 packets of the drug weighing 21.3 gm.