Senior Bihar Govt officials ordered 10 years jail term

Last Updated: Monday, July 5, 2010 - 17:37

Patna: A Bihar court today sentenced nine
senior state government officials to 10 years imprisonment in
connection with a scam related to irregularities in the supply
of foodgrains from Bihar State Food Corporation godown in
Gaya.

The punishment was awarded by special Vigilance judge
AK Sinha, who also fined each of them Rs 44,000.

Sinha had on July 1 found them guilty of irregularities
involving Rs 32 lakh between 2002 and 2008 and fixed July five
as the date for announcing the quantum of punishment.

The state Vigilance Bureau had registered an FIR in this
connection on July 3, 2008 and chargesheeted them on September
17, 2008.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 5, 2010 - 17:37

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