New Delhi: In a rare speedy trial, a special CBI court in Dehradun has convicted a Central Excise inspector and sentenced him to seven years of imprisonment for taking Rs 3,500 in bribe, within one year of trial.
CBI sources said Vikash Jatav, then Inspector, Central Excise, Roorkee has been sentenced to undergo seven years of rigorous imprisonment (maximum punishment in corruption case) with total fine of Rs 20,000 in the case within a year of trial.
CBI spokesperson R K Gaur said here that the court has ordered to file separate cases against four witnesses who allegedly lied under oath.
“A case was registered on a complaint on May 6, 2015 U/s 7 of Prohibition of Corruption Act, 1988 against Vikas Jatav, Inspector, Central Excise, Roorkee on the allegations of demanding a bribe for registration of complainant’s firm. CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 3,500 from the complainant,” Gaur said.
He said the agency has also recovered a paper, hand-written by Jatav, in which he had sought Rs 3,500 in bribe.
“After investigation, a chargesheet was filed against the accused on July 4, 2015 in the court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Dehradun. Charges were framed on September 14, 2015.
10 prosecution witnesses were examined,” he said.
He said the court also ordered to open separate cases under section 344 of CrPC against witnesses K K Anand, Guddu, Rakesh Dhiman and Anubhav Dhiman for giving false evidence before the court. PTI
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