THREE YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO THEN ASSISTANT LABOUR COMMISSIONER AND THEN LABOUR ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN A BRIBERY CASE

Press Release
New Delhi , 13.05.2013

            The Special Judge for CBI cases, Visakhapatnam(Andhra Pradesh) has convicted Sri Thodeti Ramesh then Assistant Labour Commissioner (Central), working in the office of Regional Labour Commissioner, Hyderabad and Sri Neelakanti Gunaker, the then Labour Enforcement Officer (C), Rajahmundry, East Godavari District in a bribery case and sentenced them to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 10,000/- each.

 

            It was alleged that Sri T. Ramesh, Asst. Labour Commissioner (C), Hyderabad and Sri N. Gunakar, Labour Enforcement Officer (C), Rajahmundry while camping at Visakhapatnam had demanded & collected illegal gratification from contractors who were executing works for Central Government Organizations / Undertakings like Visakhapatnam Port Trust and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. etc. on 24 & 25-08-2006. During the search conducted by CBI on 25-08-2006 at HPCL Transit House, Waltair Park, Visakhapatnam, an amount of Rs.60,000/- was seized from the possession of these two officers. They could not explain source of the cash amount satisfactorily. Investigation revealed that these two officers demanded and received money as bribe from various Contractors. Both the accused were habitually obtaining bribes from various Contractors.

 

            After conducting regular trial, the Court pronounced judgement convicting the accused persons Sri Thodeti Ramesh & Sri Neelakanti Gunaker for the offences punishable U/s.120-B, 384 IPC and Sec.7 & 13(2) r/w.13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988.

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