CBI court acquits 2 MCD officials in false case

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New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) A CBI court today acquitted two MCD officials facing charges under various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act.

Sudhir Kumar Singh, a junior engineer with MCD department and Kailash Chand, a builder with MCD, were facing trial for eight years for the complaints lodged by one businessman Rajender Kumar Jindal.

On March 12, 1999, Mr Jindal had made complaints to the anti-corruption branch of Delhi police that the duo had demanded a sum of Rs 80,000 per floor from him for giving sanction to the building he was constructing.

A trap was laid and the duo were caught accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 at the complainant's shop at Chunamandi area.

During the trial, the prosecution could not prove its case and the court found that the whole case was fabricated and false. The accused were able to satisfy the court that there was no motive for them to ask for bribe from the complainant and they were falsely implicated in the case.

They were nowhere involved in giving sanctions to his building.

They also showed before the court the calls made to their mobile phones by the complainant after the timing shown for the raid.

Taking note of these circumstances, Special Judge CBI S K Kaushik pronounced the acquittal orders and gave a notice to the complainant that why he may not be asked to give compensation to these two officials who have faced the stigma of a false complaint for such a long period.

The court also ordered for action to be taken against ACP Rohtas Singh and the investigating officer of the case O D Yadav for registering a case on false and fabricated documents.

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