Cop gets two years imprisonment in Corruption case

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Special Judge Anticorruption Jammu Ashok Kumar Koul today awarded 2 years imprisonment to Dawarika Nath of village Kangrai Jammu the then ICPP GMC Jammu who was caught red-handed by the VOJ.

According to the VOJ case that FIR No: 09/2009 registered on the basis of a written complaint lodged by Ashwani Kumar (hereinafter referred to as complainant). It was alleged by the complainant that he was looking after the affairs of vehicle parking at Govt. Medical College (GMC) Jammu and the accused who was then Incharge police post GMC Jammu, was harassing him to extract money and the previous month he was paid Rs 2500/- but he was now demanding Rs.3000/- from him on monthly basis for allowing him to run the parking business smoothly. The accused even called him to his Police post and assaulted him physically leaving him with no option but to pay him though under compulsion. The complainant instead of paying the bribe money to the accused registered his protest in vigilance organization through his written complaint on 02.04.2009. After registration of the case the investigation was entrusted to inspector Ashok Singh of police station VOJ. SSP police station VOJ Vide order No.SSP/2009 dated 02.04.2009, constituted a trap team to catch the accused red handed.

Special Judge Anticorruption Jammu Ashok Kumar Koul observed that that accused has been convicted on the charges of having abused his official position by receiving illegal gratification from the complainant. So the quantum of punishment he deserves has to be worked out.

Court believes that the crime committed by accused is unpardonable. So while convicting accused under section 5(1)(d) r/w Section 5(2) P.C Act and section 161 RPC, he is sentenced to simple imprisonment for two years and fine of Rs.5000/- on each count

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