Pradeep Pattanayak

The Special Judge, CBI Cases, on Tuesday, sentenced a bank branch manager to four years of rigorous imprisonment in a bribery case. 

The convict has been identified as Duryodhan Sethy, the branch manager of Odisha Gramya Bank’s Dadaraghati Branch in Dhenkanal. 

Sethy had demanded a bribe from a person for processing a poultry loan proposal of Rs. 4.25 lakh in favour of his wife. The victim had sought the CBI’s intervention following which a case was registered on August 8, 2016, against Sethy, and subsequently a trap was laid.

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As per the plan, the complainant gave Sethy Rs 5000 as bribe on August 9, 2016. The CBI sleuths caught him red-handed while accepting the bribe. 

After an investigation, a charge sheet was filed on October 27, 2016, and the court held the accused guilty after the trial.

Earlier on January 25, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had caught Goods and Services Tax (GST) superintendent, Amar Kant Kumar red-handed while accepting a bribe from a contractor in Sundargarh district’s Rourkela.

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