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Engineer gets 1 year jail for taking Rs 1k bribe 13 years ago

Press Trust of India  |  Udhagamandalam (TN) 

An assistant executive engineer of Electricity Board in Coonoor near here was today sentenced to one year imprisonment by a for taking a bribe of Rs 1,000 in 2003.

Sub-judge M Thangavelu found Rajendraprasad guilty of taking the bribe for giving power connection to a new building while he was working as an Assistant Engineer 13 years ago.

According to the prosecution, on a complaint from the building contractor, Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption had laid a trap and arrested the official while accepting the bribe.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 22:22 IST