MNS: The Special Judge, Anti Corruption UP(West), Lucknow has convicted Sanjay Kumar Singh, then Constable of CBI (on deputation from Punjab Police) and S.C.Agnihotri, an Advocate and sentenced them to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.40,000/- each in a bribery case.
A case was registered U/s 120-B of IPC r/w Section 7 & 8 of the P.C. Act,1988 on 12.03.2004 by CBI against Sanjay Kumar Singh and S.C.Agnihotri on the basis of a complaint.
It was alleged that an amount of Rs.One lakh was to be paid in two installments of Rs.50,000/- each to Sanjay Kumar Singh and S.C.Agnihotri for excluding the name of Complainant from the charge sheet of case which was being investigated by CBI. Accused Sanjay Kumar Singh was then posted at ACB, Lucknow as Constable (on deputation from Punjab Police) and S.C.Agnihotri, an Advocate was a practicing laywer in Courts at Lucknow.
Accordingly, a trap was laid on 14.03.2004 and both the accused persons, namely Sanjay Kumar Singh and S.C.Agnihotri were caught red handed while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs.25,000/- at the residence of S.C.Agnihotri at LDA Colony, Lucknow.
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