FIVE YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT WITH FINE OF RS.40,000/- EACH TO AN ADVOCATE AND THEN CONSTABLE ON DEPUTATION TO CBI IN A BRIBERY CASE

Press Release
New Delhi , 30.08.2013

            The Special Judge, Anti Corruption UP(West), Lucknow has convicted Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh, then Constable of CBI (on deputation from Punjab Police) and Shri S.C.Agnihotri, an Advocate and sentenced them to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.40,000/- each in a bribery case.

 

            A case was registered U/s 120-B of IPC r/w Section 7 & 8 of the P.C. Act,1988 on 12.03.2004 by CBI against Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh and Shri S.C.Agnihotri on the basis of a complaint. It was alleged that an amount of Rs.One lakh was to be paid in two installments of Rs.50,000/- each to Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh and Shri S.C.Agnihotri for excluding the name of Complainant from the charge sheet of case which was being investigated by CBI. Accused Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh was then posted at ACB, Lucknow as Constable (on deputation from Punjab Police) and Shri S.C.Agnihotri, an Advocate was a practicing lawyer in Courts at Lucknow.

 

            Accordingly, a trap was laid on 14.03.2004 and both the accused persons, namely Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh and Shri S.C.Agnihotri were caught red handed while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs.25,000/- at the residence of Shri S.C.Agnihotri at LDA Colony, Lucknow.

 

            After completing the investigation, charge sheet was filed in the Court of Special Judge, Anti Corruption UP(West), Lucknow on 05.08.2005. The trial of the case concluded on 24.08.2013.

 

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

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