Another case registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act in 2000 against UT former chief engineer KK Jerath falls flat as additional district and sessions judge Preeti Sahni on Monday acquitted him after the prosecution failed to prove allegations against him.
The vigilance bureau on July 8, 2000, had booked Jerath under various sections of corruption act. Jerath was booked on the allegations of misusing staff car by showing bogus journeys of his subordinates thereby causing wrongful gain to himself and wrongful loss worth `38, 736 to the government exchequer.
The acquittal reiterates the claim of Jerath, who had had been maintaining that the FIR was an attempt on part of the prosecution to harass him.
Advocate Terminder Singh, defence counsel for Jerath, said, “Jerath was falsely implicated on behest of the then UT home secretary Anuradha Gupta owing to a rift between the two.”
Prosecution had examined about 22 witnesses, including the driver who proved that all allegations against Jerath were false.