PUDUCHERRY: Principal District and Sessions Judge, P Velmurugan, on Tuesday convicted Villianur sub registrar Gurupadam, and sentenced him to seven years of rigorous imprisonment in a bribery case on Tuesday.
A resident of Thattanchavady, Villianur, Pannerselvam, complained to the CBI that Gurupadam had sought a sum of Rs 5000 for registering a land document. The CBI caught the official red handed and after investigations, he was arrested on April 10, 2008.
He was charged under two sections, under section 7 and under section 13 (2)of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
The chief judge Velmurugan sentenced Gurupadam to seven years of jail term and ordered a fine of `15,000.
Under Section 7 in The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
Under Section 13(2) in The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, any public servant who commits criminal misconduct shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall be not less than one year but which may extend to seven years and shall also be liable to fine.
Meanwhile, in another incident The All Women Police Station filed a dowry harassment case against Vinoth, a resident of Kurunji Nagar in Lawspet (32), and his family members following a complaint by his wife.
Vinoth, was married to his wife, Sangeethapriya (28), two years ago. At the time of their marriage, the bride’s family provided dowry. Yet they allegedly harassed the woman seeking more dowry from the bride’s family.