In another case, the Additional City Civil & Sessions and Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases, Bangalore has convicted Shri B.A.Lakshman Kumar, then Superintendent, Postal Appraisal Department, Bangalore Customs, and sentenced him to undergo one year Simple Imprisonment with fine of Rs.3000/- in a bribery case.

The CBI had filed a charge sheet after completion of investigation against Shri B.A.Lakshman Kumar U/s 7 and 13(2) r/w 13(1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. It was alleged that a parcel containing tennis rackets/squash rackets was sent to the Complainant at Bangalore from Avanglon Province of Chine by his relatives. The accused who was working as Superintendent, Postal Appraisal Department, Bangalore Customs, Bangalore, informed the complainant that the invoice/bill related to the said parcel was not traced and hence, had sought time for the delivery of the parcel. On 15.10.2008, the accused called the complainant that the invoice/bills corresponding to parcel have been traced and demanded a bribe of Rs.3000/- for delivery of parcel. CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught red handed while demanding & accepting bribe of Rs.3000/- from the complainant.

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

Source- CBI Press Release dated 09.10.2014

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