Cuttack,20/04 ( Odisha Samachar)- To day, i.e. 20.4.15 Hon’ble Special Judge, Special Court, Bhubaneswar convicted Sri Sarat Kumar Mohapatra, Ex- Executive Engineer, P.H.D, Phulbani u/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) P.C. Act, 1988 for possession of disproportionate assets worth of Rs.2,15,970/- to his known sources of income which he could not account for. The Hon’ble Court sentenced him to undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for 1 year and to pay a fine of Rs.21,600/- and in default undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for further period of 1 month.
It relates to Berhampur Vigilance P.S case No.15 dt.13.9.1990 u/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) P.C.Act 1988. On the allegation of accumulation of disproportionate assets to his known sources of income his i) residential house at Gandhinagar(3rd Lane) Berhampur, ii) official residences at Bhanjanagar & Phulbani were searched simultaneously on 11.8.1990 & 12.8.1990.
During investigation it was transpired that Sri Sarat Kumar Mohapatra born on 20.9.1943 hails from Vill- Sandhamara Thana- Kabisuryanagar, Dist- Ganjam. After graduation from Burla Engineering College he entered into Govt. service on 9.5.64 as Overseer under the P.H Division, Berhampur. He was promoted to the rank of Junior Engineer on 26.6.64,. J.E.S.D.O on 28.2.65, Assistant Engineer on 31.7.66 and Executive Engineer on 6.7.78.
He served as Overseer from 9.5.64 to June, 64, as Junior Engineer from June, 64 to June 65 in Berhampur P.H. Division, as J.E, S.D.O from June, 65 to July, 66 in P.H. Investigation Sub-Division, Bhawanipatna, as Assistant Engineer from August, 73 to July, 77 in the Project P.H Division Berhampur Municipality, as Supervisor, Practical Training at Berhampur from July, 77 to July, 78.
He was promoted to the rank of Executive Engineer from 6.7.78 and attached to Investigation Unit, S.E ( P.H) Circle, Berhampur. He was Executive Engineer, Bolangir P.H. Division from June, 79 to July, 81, P.H ( Inv.) Division, Sambalpur from 1.8.81 to 17.10.81, Orissa Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation, Bhubaneswar from 26.10.81 to 28.2.83, Municipal Engineer, Berhampur Municipality from 2.3.83 to 31.5.84, Executive Engineer, Designs, Office of the Chief Engineer, P.H, Orissa, from 1.6.84 to March, 85, Executive Engineer, P.H (Inv.) Division Berhampur from 20.3.85 to 15.45.85, Executive Engineer, Bhanjanagar from 17.5.85 to July, 90 and thereafter he joined as Executive Engineer, P.H Division, Phulbani on 28.7.90.
During the check period from 2.5.64 to 11.8.90 Sri Mohapatra had acquired immovable properties like one plot No. 95 Khata No.13 area Ac.0.05 dec. & Plot No.94 Khata No.20 area Ac. 0.0464 at Gandhinagar, Berhampur, one triple storied building in his name over plot No. 94 Khata 20 and plot No.95 khata 13 at Gandhinagar, Berhampur constructed in between 1977-1985 with a approximate cost of Rs.2,30,653/-. He had acquired approximate movable properties with bank deposits, cost of motor vehicle, postal account to Rs.8,97,825/-. Total assets was calculated Rs. 11,28,478/- whereas his income was calculated to Rs.6,83,148/- and expenditure was calculated to Rs. 3,37,143/-. So he was found with disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs. 7,82,474/- for which charge sheet u/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) P.C. Act, 1988 was submitted against Sri Sarat Kumar Mohapatra, Ex-Superintending Engineer on 31.5.1994 .
Regarding confiscation of properties confiscation case No.7/2011 has also been initiated in the Court of Authorised Officer, Special Court, Bhubaneswar which is under process .