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School teacher gets three years RI for seeking bribe

A Delhi court on Wednesday sentenced a school teacher to three years` prison term for seeking a bribe of Rs 3,000 from a man for promoting his son to the next class even after the student got compartment in two subjects.



New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday sentenced a
school teacher to three years` prison term for seeking a bribe
of Rs 3,000 from a man for promoting his son to the next class
even after the student got compartment in two subjects.

Special Judge A S Yadav awarded the prison term to M P
Singh, besides imposing on him a fine of Rs 60,000, holding
him guilty under Prevention of the Corruption Act.
The court refused to show leniency to Singh who was
working as English teacher at Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya
at Kashmere Gate here at the time of his arrest on April 23,
2007.

"His job was to impart education to the students. He was
to act as a role model for the students but he himself acted
in a manner unbecoming of a teacher. What message he was
conveying to the future generation? That even if you fail in
examinations, you can be promoted by giving bribe," the court
said.

Singh was apprehended by sleuths of Anti-Corruption
Bureau (ACB) of Delhi government while taking the bribe amount
from Shiv Kumar.
Kumar had filed a complaint with ACB, alleging Singh was
demanding the bribe from him for promoting his son who got
compartment in two subjects in class VIII examinations.

The prosecution produced 12 witnesses to prove its
charges in the case.

PTI

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