Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Jun 5:
The Special Vigilance Court here today convicted retired Markfed warehouse manager Karunakar Mallick on graft charges and sentenced him to 24 months of rigorous imprisonment (RI) for possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.
The court also asked Mallick to pay a fine of Rs 2 lakhs failing which he would have to undergo RI for one and half years more.
The vigilance court found Mallick, who hails from Mathasahi under Pattamundai police limits in Kendrapara district and is at present staying at Bijay Vihar under Dhauli police limits, guilty of possessing disproportionate assets worth Rs 15.45 lakhs.
According to vigilance public prosecutor (PP) Dillip Chotaray, Vigilance officials had raided Mallick’s office, his residences in Bhubaneswar and Pattamundai in 2003. During the raid, the team had recovered movable and immovable assets like gold ornaments, hard cash and house possessed by Mallick worth Rs 15.45 lakhs.
After hearing 18 witnesses and perusing 114 documents, the special Vigilance court Judge Niranjan Sahu today convicted the accused in the case, the PP added.