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Delhi Police inspector convicted in graft case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An Inspector of Delhi Police and his wife have been convicted by a Special CBI court here for amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 31.55 lakh, 11 years after he was booked by CBI.

Virender Singh Chauhan who was posted at Kalyanpuri police station and his wife Manju have been convicted under the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act.

Chauhan has been sentenced to undergo four years of rigorous imprisonment with fine of Rs five lakh while his wife Manju has been sentenced to undergo two years of rigorous imprisonment with fine of Rs 1.5 lakh.

"CBI had registered a case against Sh. Virender Singh Chauhan on January 10, 2005 on the allegations that while working as a public servant amassed assets which were disproportionate to his known sources of income," CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh said here today.

She said after thorough investigation, charge sheet was filed against Chauhan, now posted as Eighth Battallion in Mehrauli and his wife.

"During trial, the prosecution examined 43 witnesses. On conclusion of trial, the Court found the accused guilty and convicted them. The trial Court also ordered for forfeiture of the disproportionate assets," she said.

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First Published: Thu, February 25 2016. 20:13 IST