THE Special Judge for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) cases at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh has on Thursday convicted S.K. Pandey, the then assistant station engineer, All India Radio, Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh and sentenced him to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 10,000/ under sections 7 and 13 (1) (d) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 in a bribery case.
CBI had registered a case on May 14, 2008 and filed chargesheet in the Court of Special Judge for CBI Cases, Jabalpur on December 31, 2008 against the accused under sections 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (e) of PC Act 1988 alleging therein that the accused S K Pandey demanded an illegal gratification of Rs. 50,000 from Bhopal based Complainant for passing his bills of Rs. 1,76,059. After negotiation, the accused demanded Rs. 5,000 as partial bribe amount to release / pass one of the pending bills. A trap was laid and S K Pandey was caught red handed by CBI on May 14, 2008 while demanding and accepting partial bribe amount of Rs. 5,000/- from the Complainant.
The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.