The Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday sentenced a CBI constable to one-year in jail on charges of taking out a file from the CBI custody without any official permission.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on him.
According to CBI, in June 2003, they found that a file related to a bank fraud was missing from the office. The cupboard, where the file was kept was opened with a duplicate key.
After investigation they found that it was their own constable Sunil Tibe who, using a duplicate key, opened the cupboard and had taken the file out. Initially CBI had alleged that he might have taken money from the accused in the fraud case to give out the details of the case.
CBI later charged him with criminal misconduct and for dishonestly breaking open receptacle containing property. He was charge sheeted in 2004.
In the court, special public prosecutor M R P Babu examined 23 witnesses including the key maker who was the main witness in the case. He identified Tibe and said that it was Tibe who had asked him to make a duplicate key.
The motive of the accused could not be established.