An MCD junior engineer has been sentenced to three years in jail by a court for taking bribe to clear an alleged illegal construction in 2005. While awarding jail term to MCD official YS Chauhan, special judge Pradeep Chaddah also imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on him for taking Rs 20,000 as bribe from complainant Mangat Ram Khatri. “The entire city of Delhi bears signs of illegal unauthorised constructions. Where two-and-half-floors are permitted, four to five floors have come up with blessings of MCD officials," the court said.
According to CBI, the complainant was building a house at Rohini and Chauhan had inspected the site during construction. It said Chauhan had served a notice to Khatri on April 25, 2005, saying he will have to cough up an amount of R50,000 failing which his house would be sealed. Khatri deposed before the court that after negotiations, Chauhan agreed to accept an amount of Rs 20,000.