A former Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police was today awarded a two-year jail term by a special court in a 2001 case for amassing assets worth over Rs 10 lakh disproportionate to his known sources of income.
Special CBI Judge Anju Bajaj Chandna handed down the punishment to 1993-batch IPS Bhupinder Singh Bola and also imposed a fine of Rs five lakh on the convict.
Bola was convicted for the offence punishable under section 13(2) (criminal misconduct by public servant) read with 13(1)(e) (possession of disproportionate assets by public servant) of Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act.
After awarding the punishment, the court granted bail to Bola on a personal surety of Rs 50,000 to enable him file an appeal against his conviction and punishment in the superior court.
According to the CBI, searches were conducted at Bola’s Delhi residence on July 6, 2001 when he was posted as Managing Director of Pondicherry Distilleries and assets over worth Rs 16,03,216 were recovered, including clothes worth Rs 2,38,600.
The accused failed to explain the source of the recovered assets, it claimed. A charge sheet was filed by the CBI on July 30, 2005, under the provisions of PC Act.
The accused has denied all allegations levelled against him.
( Source – PTI )