ESIC officer convicted, gets 4-year sentence in a bribery case

Newsroom24x7 Staff

cbiNew Delhi: The Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases in Bangalore has convicted N. Anand Kumar, former Deputy Director, ESIC, Sub- Regional Office at Peenya, Bangalore (North) and sentenced him to undergo four years simple imprisonment with fine of Rs.35,000 in a bribery case.

CBI had registered a case against Kumar under Sections 7 and 13(2) read with Section 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on the allegations he had issued claim Notices to the complainant in this case in 2013 with exorbitant and illegitimate demands under false pretext to the tune of Rs. 9.5 million.

The complainant met the accused when he came to attend two Court cases filed by ESI during 2012 and 2013 and enquired about the orders of 19 February 2014 passed by him against his (complainant’s) company. Kumar responded by telling the complainant to go in appeal before the Director who can waive the demand. The accused also demanded a sum of Rs. 25000 from the complainant for closing all the issues and Court cases pending against his company. The complainant approached CBI and filed a complaint against the accused. CBI laid a trap and Kumar was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs. 25,000 from the complainant. A chargesheet was filed against the accused on 16 December 2014.

The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.

3-year Rigorous Imprisonment for a Naib Tehsildar and others

The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Panchkula (Haryana) has convicted and ordered 3-year Rigorous Imprisonment for Jai Pal Singh, ex-Naib Tehsildar, working in the Land Acquisition Office at Faridabad; Dhanpat Singh Ranga, the then Assistant District Attorney; Mahesh Chand Sharma, then Section Officer; Narsingh Dass, then Kanungo and one year RI to Yatinder Singh, Advocate with total fine of Rs.6,30,000 under Sections 120-B, 409, 420, 471 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) & 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) & 13(1)(c) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

CBI had registered a case on 2 March 2005 against those who have now been convicted. The High Court of Punjab and Haryana had transferred the Case to CBI which was earlier registered (FIR No.13/98, 15 December 1998) by the State Vigilance Bureau at Gurgaon on the allegations of defrauding the public exchequer of Rs.7,43,477.

After investigation, a charge sheet was filed on 16 October 2006 in the court of Special Judge, CBI cases at Panchkula in Haryana against Jai Pal Singh and others. Charges in this case were framed on 24 September 2007.

The Trial Court has acquitted two advocates, who were accused in this case.

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