CBI Special Court convicts Railways Superintendent in bribery case, sentences him to 3 years prison for accepting bribe of Rs.25000

Pramesh S Jain & Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

The special court for CBI cases on Friday convicted a office Superintendent of West Railways,Mysuru Division and sentenced him for three years for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.25,000 from a candidate to issue appointment letter .

The Judge HA,Mohan also directed the convict, LK Srikanth to pay a fine of three lakh for an offence punishable under section 7 of the PC Act.

The convict Srikanth,who himself has been appointed under compassionate grounds,demanded bribe of Rs.3 lakh from Vinod Kumar who had got the job as technician on compassionate grounds after the death of his mother on duty in August 2020.

After negotiation,Srikanth brought down the amount to 1 lakh and the copy of the appointment letter on whatsapp demanding the advance amount of Rs.25,000 to issue the order .

Unable to pay the bribe,Vinod Kumar with the help of his relative approached the CBI and filed a complaint.

Based on the complaint,a team laid the trap and arrested Srikanth red handed while he was accepting the bribe near a nursing home in Mysuru,a kilometer away from his office.

The entire incident was captured on CCTV camera installed near-by and proved a important piece of evidence for the CBI investigations.

KS, Hema,special Public prosecutor appeared before the CBI and argued the case .