Bangalore, Dec 26 (UNI) A City doctor, formerly a professor of government-run Minto Eye Hospital here, who was charged with accepting bribe for showing a favour, was convicted by a special court under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
According to Karnataka Lokayukta officials, Dr S Pandu was trapped while receiving the bribe of Rs 5000 from a person in connection with an eye surgery in the year 2001 and a charge sheet was filed five years later.
In its ruling on Monday, the Special Court found the doctor guilty under the Act and sentenced him to undergo a simple imprisonment for one year. The Court also slapped a fine of Rs 1000 and accused has to undergo further simple imprisonment for one month in case of default.
The special judge who also found the doctor guilty under section 13(1)(d) read with 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 and also sentenced the accused for one year of simple imprisonment for a period of one year besides slapping fine of Rs 2000. The accused had to undergo further simple imprisonment for a period of 2 months in default of paying fine.