Cuttack.12.07.2016 (By Tasps Mahapatra)-On 12.07.2016 Hon’ble C.J.M, Bhadrak convicted Sri Bhagirathi Mallick, Ex-Secretary, Odanga G.P, Dist.Bhadrak & Sri Parthasarathi Padhihari (Private Person), husband of Smt. Gitanjali Padhihari, Ex-Sarpanch, Odanga G.P, Dist.Bhadrak u/s 409/120-B IPC for misappropriation of Govt. money. The Hon’ble Court sentenced Sri Bhagirathi Mallick, Ex-Secretary to undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for 2 years on each count for the offence u/s 409/120-B IPC & to pay fine of Rs.10,000/- in default of payment of fine to undergo further Rigorous Imprisonment for 2 months. Both the sentences to run concurrently. Convict Parthasarathi Padhihari is sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 2 years and to pay fine of Rs.10,000/- in default to undergo further rigorous imprisonment for a period of 2 months for the offence u/s 120-B IPC. Since accused Smt. Gitanjali Padhiari, Ex-Sarpanch, Odanga G.P, Dist.Bhadrak was dead during the trial, the case is abated against her. It relates to Balasore Vigilance P.S case No.24 dt.23.05.2003 u/s 409/468/471/477-A/120-B IPC. The case was registered on the written report of Sri B.K.Pattnaik, Inspector, Vigilance, Bhadrak squad against (1) Smt. Gitanjali Padhihari, Ex-Sarpanch, W/o Parthasarathi Padhihari, (2) Sri Parthasarathi Padhihari & (3) Sri Bhagirathi Mallick, Secretary of Odanga Grampanchayat for misappropriation of Rs.4,46,000 and 346 bags of cement by preparing false documents without knowledge of the beneficiaries. During the year 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 a sum of Rs.6,98,000/- was sanctioned and allotted to Odanga Grampanchayat for construction of house under Special Indira Awas Yojana. During investigation & physical verification out of 40 Indira Awas Yojana houses of Odanga Grampanchayat, 26 nos. of Indira Awas Yojana houses were not in existence and payment have been shown made to the beneficiaries without any payment. After investigation charge sheet was submitted against them for misappropriation amounting to Rs.4,46,000/- and 346 bags of cement. The case was charge sheeted against them u/s 409 / 120-B IPC. B.K.Pattnaik, Ex-Inspector, Vigilance, Bhadrak Squad was the I.O of the case & Sk.Nizammudin, Special P.P, Vigilance, Balasore conducted the case on behalf of prosecution.