GUWAHATI, Dec 13 - A CBI court has convicted a railway official and sentenced her to four years of imprisonment for demanding and accepting a bribe to issue a clearance certificate for pension of a retired employee.
The offender, Baby Rabha, had retired in June last. She was serving at the NF Railway headquarters at Maligaon.
�Corruption by public servants not only leads to corrosion of the moral fabric of the society but is also harmful to the national economy and national interests,� Special CBI Judge Binod Kumar Chetri said in the judgement.
A complainant had registered a case with the CBI, accusing Rabha with demanding a bribe of Rs 1,200 for issuance of a clearance certificate of his retired father.
On the basis of the FIR, a trap team was formed. The complainant was asked to give a Rs 1,000 note to the accused on her demand, following which she was caught red-handed by the CBI sleuths. Rabha was arrested on July 27 last year and later released on bail on September 30 in the same year.
Rabha was sentenced to imprisonment for three years along with a fine of Rs 2,000 under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and four years of imprisonment with a fine of Rs 2,000 under Section 13 (2) of the Act. Both the periods of sentence will go concurrently.