Power Dept SDO gets 5-yr jail in graft case

KURUKSHETRA: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Rakesh Singh has awarded five-year imprisonment to a sub-divisional officer (SDO) of the electricity department in a graft case.

editorial@tribune.com

Power Dept SDO gets 5-yr jail in graft case

Kurukshetra, July 21

The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Rakesh Singh has awarded five-year imprisonment to a sub-divisional officer (SDO) of the electricity department in a graft case.

A fine of Rs10,000 has also been imposed on him. He has been identified as Ramjanam, posted as SDO in the Electricity Department in Kurukshetra. He had sought Rs5,000 from a clerk of his department.

As per information, Daljeet, a resident of Ismailabad, on September 8, 2016, had filed a complaint to the DSP, State Vigilance Bureau, Ambala, alleging that Ramjanam used to take bribe from people and pressure employees of the department to give money to him. He claimed that the SDO had been seeking Rs5,000 per month from him.

Acting on the complaint, a raiding party was constituted, which caught the SDO red-handed. — TNS

Top Stories

Punjab government to extend curfew in state till May 1

Punjab government to extend curfew in state till May 1

Schools to promote students of Classes 5 and 8 to the next c...

Coronavirus: Sangrur patient was on pilgrimage; visited multiple mosques, villages

Coronavirus: Sangrur patient was on pilgrimage; visited multiple mosques, villages

Health dept launches massive contact tracing campaign

Chandigarh reports another coronavirus case, total stands at 19

Chandigarh reports another coronavirus case, total stands at 19

The city reported its first case on March 18

Cities

View All

Chandigarh reports another coronavirus case, total stands at 19

The city reported its first case on March 18

Two more found infected in Panchkula, district tally four

18-yr-old boy, 80-yr-old man attended religious meet in Raja...

Chandigarh Admn to screen entire population for Covid signs

Administrator also orders strict screening at border points.

35 residents put under home quarantine in Chandigarh

Are contacts of a Dera Bassi patient, who is a PGI tubewell ...

Harnamdass Pura residents protest cremation of patient

Fearing Covid, they were opposing his last rites near their ...

Community spread scare in Jalandhar

Infection source of four patients remains untraced | State c...