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

  • PTI, Baroda
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  • Updated: Aug 26, 2013 21:05 IST

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.

 

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