Special court awarded four years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) and a cash penalty of Rs 4000 each in a graft case on Friday.
Special judge LD Solanki sentenced the then revenue inspector Ramlal Chouhan resident of Indira Nagar and ‘kotwar’ Chandu alias Chandrakant resident of Hiramill ki chawl with rigorous imprisonment with cash penalty in a graft case registered under sections 7,13(1)D and 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act.
According to SP Lokayukt Geetesh Garg plaintiff Surajsingh Raghuvanshi resident of Chandukhedi lodged a complaint of giving bribe Rs 4000 for providing inspection and survey report of his farmland by revenue inspector Ramlal Chouhan which he required for legal formalities for diversion of his agriculture land.
After investigation a case was registered and the then inspector Dineshchand Patel caught Ramlal Chouhan and his assistant Chandu alias Chandrakant red handed accepting Rs 2000 each as bribe. After preparing charge sheet against the duo, the accused were produced in the court. Although plaintiff Surajsingh backtracked from his statement before the judge but the police got his voice tested and found it positive. The court after scrutinising the evidences awarded the sentence to the accused. Special public prosecutor Manojkumar Patha advocated the case.