Two senior bureaucrats sent to rigorous imprisonment

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New Delhi/Coimbatore, Feb. 29 (ANI): A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court on Monday convicted two senior bureaucrats in separate cases of bribery and Disproportionate Assets (DA), and sentenced them to three and four years of rigorous imprisonment respectively.

The Special Judge, CBI cases, Patiala House Court, convicted Vinod Attal, former Assistant Commissioner, Food and Civil Supplies Department, Government of National Capital Territory in a bribery case and sentenced him to four years rigorous imprisonment.

The CBI had filed a chargesheet against Attal in March 2013 on the charges of demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.40, 000/- for not cancelling FPS (Fair Price Shop) licence of the complainant. Sixteen witnesses were examined during the trial.

In another case, the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Coimbatore, sentenced K. Subramanian, then Assistant Commissioner, Central Excise, and his wife Kasthuri to three years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 10,000/- each in a Disproportionate Assets case.

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The court has also ordered confiscation of the fixed deposit of Rs 18 lakh held by the accused.

The CBI had registered a case against Subramanian and Kasthuri on the allegations that, the former, during his tenure as Superintendent in Central Excise during 2003 to 2005 and Assistant Commissioner, Central Excise during 2006 to 2007, had acquired assets which were disproportionate to his known sources of income. (ANI)

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