The sentence was awarded to Jasbir Singh Chawla and Shoaib Ahmed, by Special CBI Judge Rajiv Mehra, for criminal conspiracy and abetting to offence of public servant taking illegal gratification for his official work.
The court also fined them Rs one lakh each but allowed their plea for the suspension of the sentence for a month in order to apply for an appeal in a higher court. If they failed to appeal within September 30, they will have to surrender before the court to serve the sentence.
The incident took place in 1995, when 58-year-old Chawla and 45-year-old Ahmed had approached Tanwar and offered him Rs six lakh for the allotment of three shops.
Accused offered Rs 6 lakh to the MLA
Tanwar, who was the Administrator for the Fish and Poultry Market Committee that time, registered a case in October 1995, saying that he was offered Rs six lakh as bribe, if the two were alloted three shops.
He even said that inspite of refusing to take the bribe, Chawla had told him that he would come back again to his office and would give him Rs two lakh for the allotment and would pay the remaining amount once the allotment order was received.
The CBI then formed a trap and caught both the accused while they were giving money to Tanwar.