A sessions court on Friday convicted a Public Works Department officer for accepting bribe of Rs 8,000 and sentenced him to one year rigorous imprisonment.
The court also slapped a fine of Rs 3,000.
The officer, Popat Nathu Kamble (55), was posted as Manager at the Bandra Government Colony office in May 2002, when he was caught accepting the bribe from Suryakant Shivdikar, a government employee.
Shivdikar had approached Kamble seeking a No Objection Certificate for retaining a government quarter at Sewri.
However, Kamble demanded Rs 15,000 to retain the quarter.
Kamble later agreed to settle for Rs 8,000 and was caught while accepting the amount by the anti-corruption bureau officers.