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Corruption Case: CBI Court Gives Former Telecom Director In UP 3 Years In Jail In 33 Year Old Case

Lucknow: Announcing punishment in a case of corruption that took place 33 years ago, the Special Judge, CBI  court has sentenced DP Srivastava, then Director (North Area), Telecom posted in Bareilly to undergo three years imprisonment

A CBI spokesperson in Delhi said that a Special CBI Judge sentenced Srivatsava to three years imprisonment with a fine of Rs 70,000 and Delhi-based Pradeep Godhwani, partner of Grand Timber Industries to undergo the imprisonment with a fine of Rs 50,000.

A case against Srivastava and others, including Grand Timber Industries, was registered by the CBI.

It was alleged that while serving as Director (North Area) Telecom in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly in 1987, Srivatsava entered into a conspiracy in connivance with Godhwani, partner of Grand Timber Industries and others and placed two purchase orders at exorbitant rate or price on the basis of forged tender memo with the intention to cheat the Central government to the tune of Rs 44.43 lakh.

The official said that a charge sheet was filed by the agency against the accused. The court found the suspects both guilty and sentenced them after trial.

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