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CBI court sentences official to 3 years RI in graft case

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Press Trust of India Chennai
A CBI court Tuesday sentenced a senior official of Directorate of Light Houses and Lightships to three years' rigorous imprisonment in a graft case.
A CBI release said its Anti-Corruption Branch had registered a case in 2014 against K Shakthi, Deputy Director, Directorate of Light Houses and Lightships, Chennai, under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, alleging he demanded Rs 25,000 as bribe from contractor K Mani for issuing certain additional contract work.
Mani had filed a complaint.
A trap was laid and Shakthi was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 from the complainant, the release said.
Special Judge for CBI cases, A Thiruneela Prasad, sentenced Shakthi to undergo three years' RI and also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000, it said.

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First Published: Oct 30 2018 | 7:25 PM IST

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