Court official gets two years RI in bribery case

New Delhi: A former employee of a lower court in Guwahati was sentenced to two years rigorous imprisonment in a graft case.

"The Special Judge, CBI, Guwahati has sentenced Dhiraj Barman, the then Lower Division Assistant of Kamrup Guwahati Court to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment with a total fine of Rs 5,000 in a bribery case," a CBI spokesperson said here.

Following the direction from Gauhati High Court, the anti-corruption branch of CBI in Guwahati has registered a case against Barman for allegedly demanding a bribe from the candidates for appointment as Lower Division Assistant in the court.

"The modus operandi adopted by the accused was that he, in conspiracy with others, in 2004 had demanded illegal gratification ranging from Rs 1.2 lakh to 1.5 lakh from the candidates after holding of the interview and before declaration of the final result on false assurance of ensuring their selection as Lower Division Assistant (LDA ) in the High Court," he said.

The chargesheet was filed in April 2006, against Barman, Lower Division Assistant (LDA ), posted at District and Sessions Judge Court, Kamrup, Guwahati under different Sections of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act.

"The court found the accused guilty and convicted him," the official added.

Bureau Report