SUPERINTENDENT OF SERVICE TAX SENTENCED IN A BRIBERY CASE
The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Bangalore, Shri M.S. Biradar, has convicted M.A.Raghuraman, the then Superintendent of Service Tax, Commissionerate of Service Tax, Bangalore to undergo 1 ½ years simple Imprisonment with fine of Rs.10,000/- in a bribery case.
The CBI had filed a charge sheet against M.A.Raghuraman, the then Superintendent of Service Tax, Commissionerate of Service Tax, Bangalore U/s 7 and Sec. 13(2)r/w 13(1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The allegations as per the charge sheet were that M.A.Raghuraman Shah was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 12000/- from Bangalore-based complainant for showing him official favour.
The charge sheet in this case was filed on 13.12.2011 and the trial was completed within 9 months. The entire process from the date of registration and pronouncing judgement was over within one year.