Special Sessions Judge Sushil Kukreja has found Patwari Sunka Ram of Tihra-Malyawar village, posted at Patwar circle Gehadwin in this district, guilty of accepting a bribe of Rs 1,500 from farmer Ramgopal Chand of Serwa village in connection with a partition case of his father’s land.
Sunka Ram was sentenced to six-month rigorous imprisonment (RI) and a fine of Rs 2,000 under Section 7, Prevention of Corruption Act. In case of default in the payment of fine, he will have to undergo another 15-day imprisonment.
Sunka Ram was also sentenced to one-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 3,000 under Section 13 (2) of this very Act. For default in the payment of fine, he will have to remain in jail for another one month.
Earlier, District Attorney Shamsher Singh Kaushal told the judge that on June 2, 2008, Sunka Ram was caught red handed by a team of Vigilance police, led by Inspector Mehar Chand, accepting the bribe from the complainant.