Former DC gets 1 year jail in corruption case

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KUPWARA: Former district commissioner Kupwara was convicted on Monday in an embezzlement case by the special Judge Anti-Corruption court in Srinagar.

Shah Latief, the then Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, was convicted for offences u/s 5(1)(c) P.C. Act and Sec. 409 RPC in case FIR No. 18/2004 Police Station ACB Kashmir.

“The accused had embezzled an amount of Rs.178702/-.”

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 news agency 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.

 

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