Bhopal: A former deputy superintendent of police (Lokayutka) and three constables were on Friday sentenced to three years of rigorous imprisonment by a local court in connection with the death of a commercial tax commissioner in 2004.
Besides the jail term, a fine of Rs 6000 was slapped on Dy SP Mohkam Singh and the constables.
In her 60-page judgement, district and sessions judge Sushma Khosla said the four accused were found guilty based on the statements of the witnesses as well as documents during the hearing.
According to the case details, police had arrested Rishabh Kumar Jain after he was caught taking a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a tax consultant.
He was taken to Lokayukta police office, but was later found unconscious in the bathroom there on July 14, 2004 and he died during treatment.