THREE YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT WITH FINE OF Rs. 50,000/- EACH TO THEN EXECUTIVE ENGINEER AND THEN ASSISTANT ENGINEER BOTH OF VALUATION DEPARTMENT OF INCOME TAX IN A BRIBERY CASE
The Special Judge for CBI cases, Thiruvananthapuram(Kerala) has convicted Sh. R. Kennadi, then Executive Engineer and Sh. P.V. Suresh Kumar, then Assistant Engineer(both of CPWD) working in the Valuation Department of Income Tax, Trivandrum and sentenced them to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 50,000/- each in a bribery case.
CBI had registered a case against Shri R.V. Suresh Kumar, Assistant Engineer, CPWD & Shri R Kennadi, Executive Engineer, CPWD who were working as Assistant Engineer (Valuation) and Executive Engineer (Valuation) in Valuation Department of Income Tax, Trivandrum(Kerala) during the year 2008 on the allegations that while doing the valuation of the Complainant’s residence at Jagathy, Trivandrum, they demanded bribe of Rs.One Lakh from him for not showing exorbitant rates in the valuation reports. The complainant preferred a complaint to CBI. CBI laid a trap and both the accused were caught red-handed while demanding & accepting the bribe from the complainant on 29.09.2008. The accused persons were arrested.
After completion of the investigation, CBI filed charge sheet against both the accused. The Special Judge for CBI cases, Thiruvananthapuram found both the accused guilty of all the offences with which they were charge sheeted and convicted them.
CBI Press Release
New Delhi , 20.01.2014