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Ex-Bureaucrat sentenced to 20 months in Jail in DA Case

Bhubaneswar, Dec 02: A special vigilance court here on Monday convicted a retired IAS officer Ramesh Charan Behera in a disproportionate asset (DA) case and sentenced him to 20 months imprisonment. The verdict came after 24 years.

Judge Bibhu Prasad Routray convicted Behera for possessing disproportionate asset worth Rs 3.48 lakh.

Behera was also slapped a fine of Rs 34,800, and if it was not paid he would have to undergo additional jail term of eight months.

Behera, against whom a case of disproportionate asset case worth Rs 4.86 lakh was made in 1990, retired from the government service as the additional secretary under rural development department.

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