Delhi HC sends official to 3-yr jail term for taking bribe
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 18:29
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sentenced an Excise Tax officer to three-year jail term for taking bribe from the promoter of a company to settle a litigation against him.

The officer, who was posted in Gurgaon, had demanded a bribe of Rs two lacs and accepted Rs 25,000 for settling a dispute between the department and the company for violation of excise law.

Justice Rajiv Shakdher, after going through all the evidences, found the officer Sanjeev Kumar guilty under various provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act and upheld the lower court order which had also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him.

Kumar was arrested by CBI's Anti-Corruption Bureau in May 2002 after it laid a trap for him on a complaint of Rupesh Jain, who was director and promoter of M/s Flexo Foam Pvt Ltd.

Kumar was then caught red-handed when he accepted the money from Jain at his residence.

After a prolong trial which continued for seven years, the lower court convicted and sentenced him to three years of imprisonment in May this year.

Kumar approached the High Court challenging trial court's order but the court dismissed his plea.


First Published: Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 18:29

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