Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government today sent five more Government officials, including a Deputy superintendent of Police (DSP) on compulsory retirement on charges of corruption in inefficiency.
In pursuance of its commitment to ‘zero tolerance’ against corruption, the state Government gave compulsory retirement to five officials belonging to various disciplines– a DSP, an Inspector, an OAS officer and two Municipality Executive Officers, said a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).
As per a complaint lodged against DSP Rabindra Kumar Sethy at Investigative Units for Crime against Women(IUCAW) in Kalahandi, the senior cop had taken Rs 5,000 bribe from a complainant. He was later arrested by Vigilance and sent to judicial custody.
Similarly, former Tehsildar of Bonai in Sundargarh district Sushil Kumar Kujura had allegedly misappropriated MGNREA funds to the tune of Rs 24. 22 lakh during his tenure as BDO of Dhenkanal Sadar block. He has been given compulsory retirement for corruption, dishonesty and dereliction in duty.
Bangomunda police station IIC Binod Bihari Nayak was arrested on November 30, 2021 after a huge amount of unaccounted cash amounting to Rs 5.87 lakh was seized from his vehicle and residential quarters by Vigilance officials. During investigation, it was revealed that the four-wheeler, from which Rs 2.6 lakh unaccounted cash was recovered, belonged to a person, who had five criminal cases pending with Sambalpur Sadar and Dhanupali police stations.
This apart, former Executive Officer of Basudevpur Municipality in Bhadrak district, Tapas Ranjan Jena, has been sent on compulsory retirement on charges of dishonesty, dereliction in duty and financial irregularities. The strict action has also been taken against Bijay Krushna Nayak, the former Executive Officer of Karanjia NAC of Mayurbhanj district, for inefficiency, dereliction in duty, misconduct, illicit affair, disinterest in delivering public services and violation of Government guidelines.
With this, total 151 Government officials in the state have been sent on compulsory retirement so far, said the official statement.