New Delhi: Patiala house court of Delhi on Thursday convicted a Director of Company registrar office who was arrested red-handed taking a bribe from a woman by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
CBI arrested S K Pandya taking a bribe of rupees 20 thousand rupees from a woman who contacted him for renewal of the license of her company. CBI later recovered Black Money of rupees 40 lakh rupees from his house.
Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar said Investigating agency has successfully proved beyond the reasonable doubt that director in registrar office S K Panday demanded a bribe and caught red-handed while receiving the same. Therefore he is being convicted under section 7 of the prevention of corruption act read with section 13(1) and section 13(d)(1) of the act.
However, order on the quantum of sentence is not yet taken by the court. The argument on sentence will take place later in the week and then the the court will decide the same.
According to Prosecution, Victim woman, a residence of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh approached the CBI in 2015. She told the investigator that she wanted to renew her company license and contacted the Registrar office for the same. S P Panday demanded the bribe of rupees 40 thousand for the renewable.
The Victim said though she was handy with all the paper need for the renewable, the convict director of the department tried to mislead her in paperwork. Panday told her that some paper desire for the renewable is not within her file and demanded the bribe to clear it.
After series of meeting and haggling, Panday agreed to clear her file in 20 thousand rupees. But the victim did not wish to give the bribe. She contacted the CBI and got him arrested red-handed. Earlier in the month court had convicted Station house officer of the Delhi police and sentenced him four-year jail.