BSNL official gets 3 years in jail for accepting bribe, fined Rs 30k

Faridabad: A special court of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at Panchkula on Wednesday sentenced a BSNL officcial to 3 years rigorous imprisonment and for taking a bribe of Rs.50,000 from a contractor in the year 2008.

BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava
BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava

Gaurav Bhardwaj, a contractor with BSNL, had submitted a complaint to CBI that Naresh Pal, then posted as Sub Divisional Engineer (Civil), used to demand bribe for passing the bills of the contractor.

CBI, acting on the complaint, laid a trap on 15th December 2008 and arrested him while accepting the bribe of Rs.50,000, according to a press release issued by the agency.

Pal was also ordered to pay a fine of Rs 30,000.

CBI filed the charge sheet on 10th April 2009 and the sentence was pronounced on 22nd April 2015.