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.
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.