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Tiruppur corporation engineer gets 5-yr jail term for taking bribe

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

A 52-year-old employee of the Municipal Corporation was Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment by a court for accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 to clear a building plan six years ago.

S Jagannathan awarded a five-year jail term to Ramalingam, an assistant engineer, under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.

According to prosecution, he was caught by sleuths of the Directorate of Vigilance and while accepting the money from Loganathan for approving the building plan in August 2012.

Ramalingam was produced before the court and later lodged in the central prison here.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 20:40 IST