FOUR YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO TWO OFFICIALS OF POSTAL DEPARTMENT AND TWO OTHER PERSONS IN A CBI CASE

Press Release
New Delhi , 04.12.2012

            The Special Judge, for CBI, cases, Guwahati has convicted Shri Mahadeb Pathak ; Shri Maheswar Nath, both then Postal Assistants (Deposit) working in General Post office (GPO) Guwahati ; Shri Barja Kanta Kalita, NSC Agent (Private Person) and Shri Rajendra Maharaj, PLW, Guwahati GPO, Guwahati and sentenced them to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment. The Court has also imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000/- each to accused Mahadeb Pathak and Maheswar Nath both employees of postal department.

 

            The case was registered on 29.01.1998 U/s. 120B/420 IPC & Section 13(1)(d) of PC Act., 1988 against Dy. Post Master - II, GPO, Guwahati ; Shri Braja Kalita, (Standardise Agency System) SAS Agent, and unknown others on the allegations of criminal conspiracy in opening of 48 Saving Bank accounts in fictitious name with GPO during the year 1996, depositing cheque / dividend of UTI and other financial institutions amounting to Rs. 6,91,856/-(approx) in the said fictitious accounts and subsequent withdrawal of the same.

 

            On completion of investigation Charge Sheet was filed on 23-08-2012 in the court of Special Judge, CBI, Assam, Guwahati against Shri Mahadeb Pathak ; Shri Maheswar Nath, both the then Postal Assistants (Deposit),working in General Post Office(GPO) Guwahati ; Shri Barja Kanta Kalita, NSC Agent of Kamrup, Assam (Private Person) and Shri Rajendra Maharaj, PLW, Guwahati GPO, Guwahati U/s. 120B, 420, 468, 471 IPC & Section 13(2) R/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act., 1988.

 

            The Court found the accused persons guilty and convicted them.

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