TWO YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO THEN THREE OFFICERS OF BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LTD AND A CONTRACTOR FOR CAUSING LOSS OF RS.11.84 LAKH (APPROX) TO BSNL

Press Release
New Delhi , 03.09.2013

            The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Guwahati (Assam) has convicted Pijush Kanti Bagchi, the then SDE, OFC, Department of Telecom (now BSNL), Imphal; Ram Prasad, then DE, OFC , Department of Telecom (now BSNL), Guwahati; M.N.Khan, the then Director, OFC, Department of Telecom (now BSNL) and Tarun Das, Contractor, Guwahati (Assam) and sentenced them to undergo two years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.10,000/- each for causing loss of Rs.11.84 Lakh (approx) to BSNL.

 

            The case was registered on 26.10.2002. On completion of investigation, charge sheet was filed on 17.03.2005 against the said accused persons on the allegations of criminal conspiracy amongst the accused persons by showing & claiming the false nature of soil, RCC protection in the bills / MBs as well as not deducting proportionate amount as per the findings of the checking and in the matter of Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) trenching laying work in Subsection 16 of Imphal – Moreh route on National Highway No.39 during the year 1996-1997. A loss to the tune of Rs.11,84,935/- (approx) was caused to the Department of Telecom(now BSNL).

 

            The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted them.

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