Former DC Kupwara gets 1 year jail in corruption case filed in 2004

Nadeem Nadu

Srinagar, April 22 : Former Deputy Commissioner Kupwara was on Monday convicted under provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act and for criminal breach of trust by a government employee under RPC in case registered against him in 2004.

The Special Judge Anti-Corruption Court Srinagar, R N Wattal sentenced the former deputy commissioner Shah Lateef to one-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs.2 lakh under Section 5(1)(C) P.C. Act.

“In default thereof, he will further undergo 6 months of imprisonment.”

Under section 409 RPC, the court also sentenced him to one-year imprisonment and Rs.2 lakhs of fine. “In default of payment thereof he will further undergo 6 months imprisonment u/s 409 RPC,” the court added, according to GNS.

Gulam Jeelani CPO and Riaz Ahmad Senior PO, pleaded the case on behalf of the Anti Corruption Bureau.

The FIR (No. 18/2004) was filed in 2004 against accused for embezzlement of an amount of Rs.178702. (GNS)

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