1.8 Crore Fine, 4-Year Jail To Retired Madhya Pradesh Official In Graft Case

The official had retired from his post, the public prosecutor said, adding that the court had earlier ordered the confiscation of some of his properties

1.8 Crore Fine, 4-Year Jail To Retired Madhya Pradesh Official In Graft Case

The official has been senteced to four year jail term. (Representational)

Indore:

A court in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on Tuesday sentenced a retired official of the revenue department to four years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 1.8 crore on him in a disproportionate assets case.

Special Judge Yatindra Kumar found Omprakash Vishwapremi guilty of charges under the relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, public prosecutor Mahendra Kumar Chaturvedi said.

The special police establishment (SPE) of Lokayukta had raided the premises of Vishwapremi in 2011 when he was posted as a revenue official in the neighbouring Ujjain district.

Documents of movable and immovable assets, gold and silver jewellery and luxury items were found in the name of Vishwapremi, his wife, mother and domestic help, Mr Chaturvedi said.

Apart from this, the officials also found two transactions of Rs 10.47 lakh and Rs 85.54 lakh in the bank account of Vishwapremi's domestic help, while deposits of Rs 8.38 lakh and Rs 8.40 lakh were found in two bank accounts of his wife, he said.

Vishwapremi has retired from his post, the public prosecutor said, adding that the court had earlier ordered the confiscation of some of his properties

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