|One year RI, Rs 10,000 fine to PDD official in trap case|
|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Dec 13: Additional Sessions Judge Anticorruption Jammu Sonia Gupta today awarded one year imprisonment and fine of Rs 10,000 to Gulzari Lal I/C Foreman PDD in trap case.
According to Vigilance Case, a complaint was lodged by Pawan Kumar, S/o Durga Dass R/o 654, Janipur Colony Jammu in the Vigilance Organization, Jammu on 20-06-2011 alleging therein that the complainant had filed an application before AEE, PDD M&RE Janipur for shifting of electric main line/pole which was crossed over his house. The application was marked in the name of I/c Foreman Gulzari Lal and the said official visited the spot and demanded illegal gratification of Rs. 10,000/- for shifting of electric main line/pole. After bargaining, the accused was ready to accept Rs 8,000/- as illegal gratification from the complainant.
That in pursuance to a complaint regarding illegal gratification demanded by the I/C Foreman Gulzari Lal, the FIR Under Section 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption ACT 2006 BK r/w 161 R.P.C was registered in the vigilance organization, Jammu and trap team was constituted for laying trap. The I/C Foreman Gulzari Lal was caught red handed while demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs. 8,000/- .
Additional Sessions Judge Anticorruption Jammu Sonia Gupta after hearing Senior PO Himanshu Gupta for the VOJ convicted the accused, namely, Gulzari Lal, the then Incharge Foreman M&RE Janipur Jammu in illegal gratification case to undergo rigorous imprisonment of one Year & to pay a fine of Rs. 10,000/- for the offences under section 5(1)(d) of J&K P.C Act r/w 161 RPC . In default of payment of fine, the accused shall undergo further rigorous imprisonment for one month it had further been ordered that while being convicted under section 161 RPC, the accused is directed to pay a fine of RS. 10,000/-.