UT power dept clerk gets 2-yr jail for taking Rs 500 bribe

In a graft case dating back to 2006,a former clerk working at the sub-divisional office of the UT Electricity Department was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment by a local court today after he was caught accepting Rs 500 bribe.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 13, 2012 3:31 am

In a graft case dating back to 2006,a former clerk working at the sub-divisional office of the UT Electricity Department was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment by a local court today after he was caught accepting Rs 500 bribe. Surinder Kumar was posted as a clerk at the electricity office in Sector 43.

He was caught by the vigilance authorities while accepting Rs 500 from Sector 46 resident Abdul Sattar for “correcting” his electricity bill. The case dates back to 2006,when Sattar had received a wrong bill of Rs 16,039 from the Electricity Department.

He approached Kumar in order to correct the bill. Kumar allegedly asked for Rs 1,000 if Sattar wanted the bill to be “corrected” to Rs 4,000. He had given another option of “correcting” the bill to Rs 7,000 on payment of Rs 500.

The complainant had agreed to pay Rs 1,000 and an advance payment of

Rs 500 was made to Kumar. After this Sattar lodged

a complaint with the

Vigilance Department,which set a trap and caught Kumar while he was

accepting the remaining bribe of Rs 500.

The Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge V P Sirohi also imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on Kumar.

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