Cuttack , 22/7 ( Odisha Samachar )- To day, i.e. 22.7.15 Hon’ble Special Judge, Vigilance, Phulbani convicted Sri Baikunthanath Tosh, Ex-District Agriculture Officer, Boudh, Dist-Boudh for demand and acceptance of illegal gratification Rs.800/- & sentenced him to undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for 1 year and to pay a fine of Rs.5,000/- each u/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d)/7 P.C.Act,1988 in default of payment to undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for 3 months. Both the sentences are to run concurrently.
It relates to Berhampur Vigilance P.S case No.01 dt. 13.1.09 u/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) / 7 P.C.Act 1988. The case was registered on the written report of complainant Sri Chakas Mahankula, Vill- Talapadar, PS-Manmunda, Dist-Boudh for issue of fertilizer license for opening of a Fertilizer shop in his village Talapadar, PS- Manamunda Dist-Boudh. The complt. had applied for issue of license alongwith treasury challan of Rs.75/-. Inspite of repeated request Sri Tosh, Dist. Agriculture Officer did not issue the license and demanded bribe of Rs.800/- from the complt. Therefore the complt. reported the matter to D.S.P, Vigilance, Boudh Unit. On the direction of S.P, Vigilance ,Berhampur Division, D.S.P Sri Ananta Kumar Majhi led the trap and Sri Dolagovinda Parida the then Inspector, Vigilance investigated in to the case and submitted charge sheet. Sri Suresh Kumar Mohapatra, Spl. P.P, Vigilance, Phulbani Vigilance Court is on behalf of prosecution
It is note that Sri B.N.Tosh while he was working as DAO, Bolangir also was caught red handed while demanding & accepting bribe of Rs.1500/- from his subordinate staff for sanction and drawal of advancement scale. Which relates Sambalpur Vigilance P.S case No. 45/01.