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October 23, 2017

Former MCD engineer, an ex-Accounts Officer of DDA, 2 former UP police personnel sentenced in corruption cases


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New Delhi: The Special Judge, CBI Cases in Delhi has convicted B.R.Malhotra, former Assistant Engineer, Municipal Corporation of Delhi( MCD) in a disproportionate assets case and sentenced him to undergo three years rigorous imprisonment (RI) with fine of Rs. 1,00,000.

CBI had registered a case against Malhotra on October 17, 2000 on a complaint alleging that while working as a public servant in MCD, during the period 1964 to 2000, he had acquired assets grossly disproportionate to his known sources of income.

After investigation, a charge sheet was filed on against the accused on August 30, 2003 for acquiring disproportionate assets worth over Rs. 15,70,000. During trial, the prosecution examined 14 witnesses.

The court convicted Malhotra under section 13 (2) read with 13 (1) (e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

In another case, the Special Judge for CBI Cases in Delhi has convicted J.R.Gupta, an ex-Accounts Officer (Land Management) in Delhi Development Authority, in a bribery case under section 7 and 13 (2) read with 13 (1) (d) of the P.C. Act, 1988 and sentenced him to undergo two years’ RI with fine of Rs. 12,000.

A case was registered against J.R. Gupta on November 24, 1995 on a complaint alleging that Gupta demanded an illegal gratification of Rs. 1500 from the complainant (a demolition contractor with DDA) for clearing his bills for demolition work. CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs. 1500/- from the complainant. During trial, 10 witnesses were examined by the prosecution.

In another case, the Special Judge in Lucknow has convicted Nawab Singh, a former Assistant Sub-Inspector and Chotte Singh, a former constable, both of Uttar Pradesh police, While Nawab Singh has been sentenced 3 year R I with fine of Rs. 20,000, Chotte Singh has been sentenced 5 years R I with fine of Rs. 20,000.

The case against the two UP Police personnel was registered under sections 120-B, 409, 467, 468 of IPC on July 26,2001 on the May 5, 2001 order of Allahabad High Court in the Criminal Misc. Case No. 2308 of 2001. It was alleged that during the period from April 1993 to March 1994, Chotte Singh, Constable, had submitted 52 false & fictitious TA Bills amounting to Rs. 1,80,408. Nawab Singh, ASI (M)/ Assistant Accountant in the office of SSP, Jhansi (U.P) checked, processed and submitted these bills to the Controlling Officer without any objection for passing them for payment. All these False TA Bills were duly verified by the then Member of Parliament, Lalitpur, Jhansi to whom Chotte Singh was attached as a gunner.

After investigation, a charge sheet under section 120-B, 420, 109 of IPC read with 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1998 against Chotte Singh, Constable; Nawab Singh, ASI (M) both from UP Police and the then MP was filed in the court of Special Judge CBI, Lucknow on July 14, 2003. The accused Member of Parliament died during trial.

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