A special CBI court here today convicted a senior accountant in a 2015 corruption case and sentenced him to four years of rigorous imprisonment. The court sentenced Haridas Narsimha Raju, a senior accountant at the accountant general's office here, to four years of rigorous imprisonment, after finding him guilty under the relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, a CBI release said. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 on the convict. The case against Raju was registered on April 20, 2015, on the basis of a complaint, wherein it was alleged that the accountant had demanded an illegal gratification of Rs one lakh from the complainant in return for an official favour. Raju was caught red-handed while accepting Rs 25,000 as the first instalment, the release said.
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