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Aizawl court sentences Tripura man to one year in jail in graft case

Aizawl: Special Court (Prevention of Corruption Act) in Aizawl sentenced former official of the Telecommunication department Subhrendu Deb Roy S/o Shirish Chandra Deb Roy, resident of Dharamnagar, Tripura Jail Road to undergo a term of 1 year on corruption case on Tuesday.

Special Judge HTC Lalrinchhana, while pronouncing the quantum of punishment, said that Roy will also have to pay the fine of Rs 3 lakh and that the convicted person will have to undergo addition prison term of 3 years in default of the payment.

Lalrinchhana said that he sentenced Roy under section 409 read with 120B of IPC to undergo 1 year imprisonment with a fine of Rs 1 lakh, in default, another imprisonment of 1 year. The judge also sentenced the convicted person under section 471 read with 120B of IPC to undergo 1 year imprisonment with a fine of Rs 1 lakh, in default, another imprisonment of 1 year.

And again Roy was sentenced under sections 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of PC Act, 1988 read with 120-B IPC to undergo 1 year imprisonment with a fine of Rs 1 lakh, in default, another imprisonment of 1 year.

“Being first time of conviction in criminal case, very old aged and weak health conditions, all the sentences except fine shall run concurrently,” the Special Judge ruled.

Roy was convicted by the same court on Monday and the quantum of punishment was pronounced on Tuesday.

The retired Telecommunication department official, was booked by the CBI for giving undue favour to K. Sena (L), proprietor of M/s Southern Repairing Works in Aizawl by awarding him the work of laying of over-head cables in Aizawl town during 1995-97 in violation of all relevant rules and regulations at exorbitant rates much higher than the departmental approved rates thereby causing financial loss to the Telecommunication Department to the tune of Rs. 8,56,112.

The court also found Roy, while holding the posts of Sub Divisional Engineer (Planning) and SDO (T) from December 1993 till May, 1996 under Telecommunication Department in Aizawl, guilty of forging quotations of five local firms. 

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