Thane court peon gets one year RI in graft case

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI -

A peon with a mag­is­trate court, who was found guilty of ac­cept­ing a bribe of Rs 800 from a lit­i­gant, has been sen­tenced to one year rig­or­ous im­pris­on­ment. Thane district court Judge V V Bam­barde on Tues­day found the peon posted with JMFC 8th court, Raju Kakphale, guilty of de­mand­ing and ac­cept­ing bribe from a lit­i­gant for pro­vid­ing him with a copy of the court or­der.

APP San­jay Londe, ap­pear­ing for the pros­e­cu­tion, told the court that the peon was trapped by the Thane unit of the ACB on Fe­bru­ary 2, 2008. The judge held the peon guilty for of­fence pun­ish­able un­der sec­tion 7 of the Preven­tion of Cor­rup­tion Act and sen­tenced him to one year RI and fined him Rs1,000.

The court also found him guilty of of­fences pun­ish­able un­der sec­tion 13 (2) of the Act and sen­tenced him to an­other six months RI which will run con­cur­rently.

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