An anti-corruption court here has sentenced two Government Railway Police (GRP) officers to four years of rigorous imprisonment in a 14-year-old bribery case.
Anti-corruption court judge Raghvendra Kachwal on Friday sentenced the then Kota GRP Circle Inspector Dashrath Lal Meena and SI Noor Mohammad to four years of rigorous imprisonment.
The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Meena, said Assistant Director Prosecution (ADP), ACB court, Ahashaan Ahamed said. SI Mohammad was fined a penalty of Rs 25,000.
The Anti corruption Bureau (ACB), Kota arrested the SI from GRP station in Kota on March 31, 2001 while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from Mohanlal Meena, a resident of Jharkhand village in Baran district, ADP Ahamed said.
The SI, during interrogation, admitted to accepting the bribe amount on behalf of CI Lal, following which the CI was also arrested, he said.
Mohanlal Meena had filed a complaint with ACB on March 26, 2001 that Mohammed had demanded a bribe of Rs 25,000 threatening him to trap in a false narcotic case, said ADP Ahamed, adding that the complainant, afraid of a false case of smuggling drugs, paid him Rs 19,000 but the SI continued to mount pressure for the remaining amount.
A deal was later struck for Rs 22,000, and when the SI was receiving the remaining Rs 3,000 he was arrested by ACB sleuths.