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Two railway officials sentenced to 3 years RI in bribery case

Monday, 31 March 2014 - 8:29pm IST | Agency: PTI

A special CBI court in Bhopal has sentenced two Railway officials with three years rigorous imprisonment in connection with a 2009 bribery case.

Those convicted and sentenced were the then Assistant Goods Supervisor D S Rajawat and Head Booking Clerk S S Parmar of Morena railway station, a CBI spokesperson said. Both have also been fined Rs 25,000 each by the court.

The spokesperson said the agency had registered a corruption case against the duo in 2009 on the complaint of a person that Rajawat "had demanded a bribe of Rs one lakh for issuing railway receipt of one rake load of wheat dispatched in November 2009 by the complainant's firm based in Itarsi in Madhya Pradesh".

Later, the bribe amount was reduced to Rs 50,000 and CBI caught Rajawat and Parmar red-handed with the amount on November 12, 2009, the agency said.

It had filed a charge sheet in the case in 2010 against the officials on various charges of corruption under IPC.

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