KOCHI: The CBI Court has sentenced the principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Payyannur, to two years of rigorous imprisonment for demanding and taking bribe from a service society for granting tender to provide manpower to the school. K Babu, CBI Court Judge, found P P Maniyappan, Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Edat, Payyannur, who hails from Kottayam, guilty in the case.
The court ordered the accused to undergo rigorous imprisonment for two years and pay a fine of `25,000. The accused was found guilty of offence under section 7 and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. CBI Prosecutor Krishna Kumar appeared for the prosecution.
The prosecution case was that the accused, while working as the principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Payyannur, demanded illegal gratification other than legal remuneration of `10,000 on March 15, 2013. The bribe was demanded for executing agreement for awarding contract in favour of a service society for providing manpower to the school. Following a complaint, the CBI set a trap and arrested the accused.