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Ex-ONGC GM gets 5 years RI in 13-yr-old bribery

PTI  Baroda, August 26, 2013
First Published: 20:38 IST(26/8/2013) | Last Updated: 21:05 IST(26/8/2013)

Former general manager of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Prakash Mehta has been sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment in a 13-year-old bribery case by a special CBI court in Baroda.

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A case was registered on August 11, 2000 against Mehta, general manager, ONGC Ltd, for demanding a bribe from a complainant for allotment of a rate contract to his firm.

"CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 50,000 from the complainant," a press release issued today by the agency said.

A chargesheet was filed on November 16, 2000.

The trial court found the accused guilty and convicted him. He was sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs. 45,000, it said.


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