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Former revenue official sentenced to 3 mths in jail in bribery case

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An anti-court here Wednesday convicted a former government in an eight-year-old case and sentenced him to three years in prison.

The case against Jawahar Lal, a former revenue (patwari) was registered with Police Station Vigilance Organisation, in 2010 under various sections of Prevention of Act and Ranbir Penal Code, an said.

He said of Anti-Court, Jammu, Tasleem Arif convicted the accused in the case and sentenced him to three years in prison with a fine of Rs 20,000 for commission of the offence under Prevention of Corruption Act.

The court said if there was a default in payment of the fine, then the convict shall undergo a further imprisonment of three months, the said.

He said the former official would also undergo imprisonment of one year and pay a fine of Rs 10,000 for commission of the offence under section 161 of RPC.

In case of default in payment of fine, Lal shall undergo a further imprisonment of one month.

"Both the sentences shall run concurrently," the said quoting the judgement.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 19:40 IST
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