Special Judge (West) Anti-Corruption, Lucknow has sentenced Shri Bhagwati Prasad, then Income Tax Officer, Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh) to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 90,000/- in a bribery case.
CBI had registered a case on the basis of complaint alleging that Shri Bhagwati Prasad, Income Tax Officer, Barabanki had demanded bribe of Rs.5000/- for issuing a ‘No dues certificate’. A trap was laid and Shri Bhagwati Prasad, Income Tax Officer, was caught red handed while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs.5,000/- from Complainant. A Charge Sheet was filed in the Court of Special Judge (West), Anti- corruption, Lucknow on 26.07.2000 against the accused.
The Trial Court found the accused persons guilty and convicted them.
Source- CBI Press Release