2 yrs' imprisonment for demanding bribe

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Barwani, MP, Aug 1 (UNI) A special court here has sentenced a sub-engineer to two years' imprisonment and fined him Rs 10,000 in connection with a bribery case.

According to prosecution, Ashish Mittal, who was posted as sub-engineer at Pansemal Nagar Panchayat, had demanded a bribe of Rs 10,000 from contractor Gyaneshwar Lad for government work.

On his complaint, the Lokayukt police had caught Ashish red-handed while accepting bribe on June 17, 2005.

Judge D K Goyal delivered the verdict under the Prevention of Corruption Act yesterday.

UNI XC-PS 1134

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