Bank official gets two-year RI for taking bribe

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Kolkata, Aug 31 : A Union Bank of India official was on Wednesday sentenced to two-year rigorous imprisonment by a trial court in West Bengal’s Siliguri in a nearly ten-year-old bribery case.

The Special Judge, CBI Cases, passed the verdict against Captain Kanwar Akashdeep Mahabir, then Security Manager of the state-run bank at its Regional Office in Siliguri.

Additionally, the court in Siliguri imposed a fine of Rs 40,000 on Mahabir – also Security In-charge of Guwahati Region of Union Bank of India.
The CBI had registered the case on November 6, 2012 against Mahabir following a complaint.

“It was alleged that the accused demanded bribe of Rs 40,000 from the complainant for showing official favour,” a CBI spokesperson said.

“CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 40,000. After investigation, a charge-sheet was filed against the accused on December 21, 2012,” the spokesperson said.

The trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.


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