Jammu: The Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Udhampur on Monday convicted a former employee of Government Provident Fund office in a trap case.
The ACB spokesman said that the Court has convicted the former official, namely Dinesh Sharma, who has to undergo an imprisonment of one year and to pay a fine of Rs 10,000.
On April 3, 2006, one Puran Chand Verma of Udhampur had lodged a written complaint with the Bureau stating that he superannuated from Government service and had contributed towards his GPF account.
As per the GPF schedule issued by the GPF office Udhampur for the year 2004-05, a credit balance of Rs 1,00,050/- was shown in the account, out of which he had withdrawn a non-refundable amount of Rs 80,000/- in November 2005, and subsequent to his monthly subscription @ Rs 200/- per month, there was an amount of labour Rs 40,000/- as balance credit in the account which he wanted to withdraw.
The spokesman said that on query of the complainant that both GPD employees Bodh Raj and Dinesh Sharma informed him that there was only an amount of Rs 8,000/- at his credit instead of Rs 40,000/- and if he pays an amount of Rs 4,000/- as gratification, his GPF credit can be enhanced to the tune of Rs. 38,000/-.
The Court convicted then employee Dinesh Sharma for the commission of offences and stated that he shall undergo one year rigorous imprisonment for each distinct offence and fine of Rs 10,000/- only.
The sentence awarded shall run concurrently. In default of payment of the fine amount within the imprisonment period, the accused shall be liable for three months more imprisonment, said the spokesman.