ST. JOHN AMBULANCE SHIELDS A CHARGESEETED COLLEGE TEACHER

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

A college teacher facing charges under Section 13(2) read with section 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 as well as Sections 420 / 463 / 471 / 477(A) and 120(B) of Indian Penal Code before the Vigilance Court at Bhubaneswar since March 2001 is rewarded by the St.John Ambulance Orissa State Centre with its coveted post of Joint Secretary.

As revealed from the charge sheet, this fellow, Jantrana Parikshit by name, was involved with rampant corruption and forgery while working as Principal of different colleges. On investigation by Puri unit of Orissa Vigilance Police, he had been forwarded to the Vigilance Court where he is under trial.

Sunil Kumar Pradhan, Life Member of St. John Ambulance organization is at a loss to understand as to how a man of such dubious background has been given such a lucrative position in St.John Ambulance organization.

Even as the media in Orissa has extensively covered the details of the case, Pradhan smells a rat, as his letter to the State Centre Secretary demanding dropping of this man from the chair is lying sloughed over as yet.

Pradhan has reportedly attracted attention of the State Governor against rehabilitation of a chargesheeted person in the St.John Ambulance Centre in a top position.

But, who is his godfather in the government? Who has provided him with this shield?

The Governor being its statutory head must find out the facts and expedite the remedy.

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