Ex-ONGC official gets 3 years jail term in graft case

The sentence came 20 years after the registration of case in December 1987.

Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published:February 16, 2012 7:04 pm

A former senior official of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has been sentenced by a Special CBI court to three years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs one lakh for amassing wealth more than his known sources of income.

The sentence came 20 years after the registration of case in December 1987.

CBI officials said a case was registered against I P Shankaran,the then Superintending Engineer (Civil) of Uran LPG Plant in Maharashtra’s Raigad district,for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 22.80

lakh.

After completion of investigation,a charge sheet was filed by CBI against Shankaran on March 23,1989.

“The Special Judge Mumbai has convicted Shankaran for possessing disproportionate assets and sentenced him to three years rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs one lakh. The property amounted to Rs 23 lakh have also been ordered to be confiscated to the state,” a CBI spokesperson said in a statement here.

Shankaran was also sentenced to two-year RI with a fine of Rs 20,000 in 2009 by Special Judge,Raigad,in another CBI case registered against him for taking a bribe of Rs 3.25 lakh for certifying false bills submitted by a private construction company.

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