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October 24, 2017

Bribery cases: Rigorous imprisonment to former Superintendent of Posts, FCI employee


Newsroom24x7 Staff

cbiNew Delhi/Lucknow/Chandigarh/Bhopal: The Special Judge(Central), CBI Cases, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) has convicted Chandra Bhushan Singh, then Superintendent of Posts, Kanpur (UP) and sentenced him to undergo seven years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 35,000 in a bribery case.

A case was registered against Chandra Bhushan Singh under Section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act on 18 February 2014 on a complaint alleging that illegal gratification of Rs. 1,50,000 was demanded by Singh from the complainant for appointment of his son as Gramin Dak Sevak. A trap was laid and Chandra Bhushan Singh was arrested while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.10,000 from the complainant.

Chargesheet was filed against Chandra Bhushan Singh in the Court of Special Judge(Central), Lucknow on 17 April 2014.

In another case, the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) has convicted Mahesh Bajpai, then Assistant Grade-I, Food Corporation of India posted at Itarsi in Hoshangabaddistrict of Madhya Pradesh and sentenced him to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.25,000 in a bribery case.

CBI, acting on a complaint, had registered the case against Bajpai under Sections 7 and 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on 20 November 2012. It was alleged by the complainant that Mahesh Bajpai had demanded a bribe of Rs. 79,500 (@Rs.3/-per quintal) for releasing 26500 quintal wheat purchased by him. After negotiation, Mahesh Bajpai had reduced the bribe amount from Rs.79,500 to Rs. 35,000 and obtained Rs.10,000 in advance.

CBI laid a trap on 20 November 2012 and Bajpai was caught red-handed while accepting the remaining bribe amount of Rs.25,000 from the complainant. A chargesheet under Sections 7 and 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was filed against the accused on 27 December 2012 in the Court of Special Judge for CBI Cases, Bhopal.
CBI arrests a Chandigarh Police officer in a bribery case
The Central Bureau of Investigation yesterday arrested a Head Constable posted at Burail Police Post, Sector 45, Chandigarh for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.10,000 from a complainant.

A case was registered on 29 August 2016 under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against the accuswed Head Constable posted at Burail Police Post, Sector 45, Chandigarh.

The complainant has alleged that the accused was demanding bribe of Rs.10,000 for not taking action against him in a complaint related to a money dispute. The CBI laid a trap and caught the Head Constable red handed. The role of another official is being looked into during investigation.

Searches were conducted at the residential premises of the accused which led to recovery of about Rs.80,000 in cash and documents relating to property. A dozen-and-half bottles of liquor were also found at the residence of the accused and the matter was referred to local Police for appropriate action.
Seven years simple imprisonment to former chairman of IFFCO

The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Karkardooma, Delhi on Monday sentenced Satvir Singh Kadian, former Chairman, IFFCO to undergo seven years simple imprisonment with fine of Rs.50 lakh for causing huge loss to Government Exchequer.
The Court also ordered that out of the total fine imposed, 25% amount be paid to CBI towards litigation expenses.

Others sentenced for seven years in this case along with Kadian are Vinayak Narain Deosthali, then then Assistant Manager, UCO Bank with fine of Rs. 500,000; Sunil Gorawara, then Senior Manager UCO Bank with fine of Rs. 1 million; Karunapati Pandey then Senior Manager, UCO Bank with fine of Rs.50,000 and Anil Kumar Malhotra with fine of Rs. 2.5 million.

The Court also ordered that out of the total fine imposed, 25% amount be paid to CBI towards litigation expenses.

This case relating to securities scam, involving Harshad Mehta, was registered by CBI in 1993. It was alleged that S. S. Kadian in conspiracy with the officials of UCO Bank and other private persons had invested the surplus funds of IFFCO at lower rate of interest and caused a loss of about Rs. 1.5 million to IFFCO. Out of the total amount of investment, a tranche of about Rs. 40 million was fraudulently diverted to the personal account of accused Harshad Mehta who expired during the pendency of the case.

After thorough investigation, CBI filed a chargesheet. The Trial Court held all the accused guilty under Section 120-B, 403 & 409 of IPC and Section 13(2)r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988.

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