THREE YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO THEN DIRECTOR(ANTI DUMPING) OF UNION MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY IN A BRIBERY CASE

Press Release
New Delhi , 26.02.2013

            The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi has convicted Shri R.K.Jain, then Director (Anti Dumping), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, New Delhi and Shri Kishore Jain, a private person U/s 8,9 & Sec. 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act 1988 in a bribery case.Shri R.K. Jain was sentenced to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs One Lakh while Shri Kishore Jain was sentenced to undergo two years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs 50,000/-. The court has also ordered that amount of Rs 7.25 Lacs recovered from the house of R.K. Jain to be confiscated.

 

            A case was registered on 19.08.2010, u/s 120-B of IPC and Sec.13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act 1988 on the allegation that Shri R.K. Jain, ICAS, the then Director (Anti Dumping), Deptt. of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi entered into criminal conspiracy & connived with Shri Kishore Jain (a private person) and one of the Directors of Giridih(Jharkhand) based private firm to serve the commercial interests of said firm.

 

            CBI Investigation revealed that accused R. K Jain while functioning as Director (Cost), Directorate General of Anti Dumping & Allied Duties had abused his official position as public servant and in criminal conspiracy with Shri Kishore Jain (private person) had demanded a bribe of Rs.10 Lakh from the Director of Giridh(Jharkhand) based private firm through Shri Kishore Jain for getting the work relating to transfer of coal Linkage done at Ministry of Coal. In furtherance of the said conspiracy, an amount of Rs.9.5 Lakh was paid by said Director of private firm to Shri Kishore Jain.

 

            After completion of investigation, chargesheet was filed on 17.10.2011 against Shri R.K. Jain, then Director (Anti Dumping), New Delhi and Shri Kishore Jain (a private person) in the Court of Special Judge for CBI Cases, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi u/s 120-B IPC and Sec.8, 9 & 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act 1988.

 

            Charges in this case were framed by the Court on 21.02.2012. The Trial proceedings in this case were expeditiously concluded within one year of the framing of charge.

 

            The Trial Court found both the accused guilty and convicted them.

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