Fake arms deal case: Bangaru seeks minimum jail term

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Bangaru Laxman
New Delhi, Apr 28: The former BJP President Bangaru Laxman on Saturday, Apr 28, asked the special CBI court for a minimum punishment, since he was never involved in any such case before and on health grounds as he has undergone bypass surgery twice. Bangaru was convicted for accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The CBI counsel has sought for a punishment of five years for Laxman.

In 2001, Tehelka carried out “Operation Westend”, a sting operation that exposed the scandal in which Laxman was found accepting bribe for granting a contract to a fictitious Britain-based company M/s West End International for the supply of hand-held thermal imagers to the Indian Army. While, the Tehelka journalist posed as the representatives of the company, exposed the scandal.

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