Trichy Crime News: Former police inspector gets jail in graft case | Trichy News

TRICHY: A court in Trichy on Tuesday sentenced a former inspector of police to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in a graft case.
S P Selvaraj, 72, who was an inspector in Siruganur police station in Trichy district, was convicted by the special court for the Prevention of Corruption Act for accepting a bribe of Rs 6,000 from a man in November 2006. The complainant was Srinivasan of Perakambi village who was accused in a hurt case. Inspector Selvaraj demanded Rs 6,000 from Srinivasan for registering a case under certain sections which would ensure him station bail.
Unwilling to pay the bribe, Srinivasan lodged a complaint with the DVAC, Trichy detachment. The DVAC laid a trap and caught the inspector red-handed on November 1, 2006, said deputy superintendent of police G Manikandan of the Trichy detachment of the DVAC.
Special judge R Karthikeyan ordered Selvaraj to undergo five years of rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs 10,000 on charges of a public servant committing the offence of criminal misconduct under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The judge also awarded one year of rigorous imprisonment on him on charges of a public servant accepting a gratification other than lawful remuneration for an official act under the PC Act, 1988. The sentences will run concurrently.
DVAC inspector A Prasanna Venkatesh and special public prosecutor Sureshkumar were appreciated for leading the case to the conviction.

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