Southern Railway section engineer sentenced to 2 years Rigorous Imprisonment in corruption case filed by CBI

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Chennai | Published: April 20, 2018 8:54:42 PM

A Southern Railway section engineer was today sentenced to two years Rigorous Imprisonment in a corruption case filed by the CBI.

Railways, Indian Railways, Rigorous Imprisonment, Southern Railway, anti graftA case was registered against Thotta Sivakumar under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act by the CBI’s anti-graft wing here. (PTI)

A Southern Railway section engineer was today sentenced to two years Rigorous Imprisonment in a corruption case filed by the CBI. Special Judge for CBI cases here, A Thiruneela Prasad also slapped a fine of Rs 30,000 on the official, a CBI Anti-Corruption Branch release said. Senior Section Engineer, Southern Railway, Thotta Sivakumar had demanded Rs 15,000 as bribe way back in 2014 from a contractor, according to the prosecution.

The engineer had made the demand to draw some measurement and record it officially so that the contractor could raise a bill and get payment from the railways. A trap was laid and the official was caught red handed by CBI sleuths while accepting the bribe.

A case was registered against Thotta Sivakumar under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act by the CBI’s anti-graft wing here. On completion of trial, the court convicted and sentenced him to undergo a two-year prison term.

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