Published On: Fri, Mar 20th, 2015

Former chief municipal officer gets three years’ jail for offering bribe to collector

Dindori (MP): The special court for corruption cases here today sentenced Shyam Sunder Sharma, a former chief municipal officer, to three years’ rigorous imprisonment for offering a bribe to the district collector.

The then collector Chhavi Bhradwaj

The then collector Chhavi Bhradwaj

The judge Gita Solanki also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Sharma who would have to undergo three years’ additional imprisonment if he failed to pay it, said the additional public prosecutor R K Dube.

According to the prosecution, Sharma, last March, gave the then District Collector Chhavi Bhradwaj Rs 50,000 wedged inside a file. The collector then filed a case of bribery against him.

PTI

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