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Woman tehsildar gets three years jail for taking bribe

Woman tehsildar gets three years jail for taking bribe
Woman tehsildar gets three years jail for taking bribe

The district court in Satara has sentenced a woman revenue official to three years rigorous imprisonment in a 2011 bribery case.

Special Judge V M Mohite sentenced Satara Tehsildar Supriya Subhash Bagwade to the jail term after finding her guilty under Section 7 (public servant accepting bribe) and Section 13 (criminal misconduct by a public servant) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The judge accepted the evidence produced by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 against the officer in the verdict pronounced last week.

Bagwade was caught red-handed while she was accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 on September 2, 2011.

A Satara resident had approached her for changing the status of agriculture land to non-agriculture and Bagwade had demanded Rs 20,000 to make the changes.

Later, the complainant approached the ACB office and lodged a complaint against her under the anti-corruption law.

( Source – PTI )

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