Shillong: Central excise commissioner convicted

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Shillong, Oct 5: A former Commissioner of Central Excise was sentenced to four-year imprisonment by a special CBI court on Monday, Oct 4 in Shillong for accepting bribe.

LR Mithran, adjudicating the tax case of M/S Kitply Ltd, Kolkata, wrote off Rs 26 crore tax dues of the company after accepting a bribe of Rs 8 lakh, in 1996.

During that period, she also established a trust in the name of her mother and family members and accepted a donation of Rs 5 lakh and a vehicle in the name of the trust.

The judgment was pronounced after examination of “Thirty witnesses in the case and hundreds of official documents."

During this long trial, Mithran tried unsuccessfully to secure a special leave petition from the Supreme Court. The High Court rejected her leave petition, CBI prosecutor, VK Jindal said.

Section 11 of the Prevention of Corruption Act is a non-bailable offense said Jindal. This can appeal in the High Court to secure bail. Mithran after the conviction remained calm.

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