Railway employee gets four years in jail in bribery case

08 August 2018, 08:41 PM
Railway employee gets 4 years in jail in bribery case (File photo)
Railway employee gets 4 years in jail in bribery case (File photo)

A special CBI court here has sentenced a Central Railway official to four years’ rigorous imprisonment for seeking bribe for grant of pension.

Judge P K Sharma held the accused, Mukundan Raman, guilty under the Prevention of Corruption Act last Saturday.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on him.

According to the CBI, Raman, who worked as accounts officer, demanded bribe from a person whose elder brother worked with the Central Railway.

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The complainant had alleged that when his brother died, Raman demanded money for sanctioning pension to the family.

Raman told the complainant that a superior officer was demanding Rs 10,000 and initially the complainant will have to shell out Rs 3,000.

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After the complainant approached the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the CBI, the agency’s sleuths caught Raman red-handed while accepting Rs 2,000 from him on March 24, 2015.

The prosecution examined 11 witnesses during the trial, said Special Public Prosecutor Ashok Bagoria.

First Published: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 08:04 PM
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