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2 Estate Office staffers get 4-yr jail

The Chandigarh district court awarded four years’ imprisonment and Rs 16,000 as fine to two officials of the UT Estate Office who were found guilty on charges of cheating and corruption in a case dating back to 2004.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
July 13, 2013 4:52:36 am

The Chandigarh district court awarded four years’ imprisonment and Rs 16,000 as fine to two officials of the UT Estate Office who were found guilty on charges of cheating and corruption in a case dating back to 2004.

The court of District and Sessions Judge SK Aggarwal on Friday pronounced the quantum of sentence for the convicted – Ram Kishan and Rama Kant Mishra. The convicts were held guilty by the court on July 9.

Ram Kishan was a sub-inspector with the Enforcement Wing while Rama Kant Mishra was a clerk with the Estate Office.

Both were arrested by the UT Vigilance Department for gross irregularities in the allotment of sites in Vikas Nagar and Mauli Jagran,under a rehabilitation scheme.

The Vigilance Cell had uncovered the scam in August,2004 wherein the accused had forged documents like ration cards and photographs while processing the application forms of allottees,who had applied to avail the benefits under the slum rehabilitation scheme.

The accused had allotted the sites in the name of bogus persons and later sold the site using the power of attorney.

A chargesheet was filed against the two in 2010.

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