A special CBI court has sentenced the Chief Manager of the Central Bank of India, Nagpur for two years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs.6000 in a bribery case.

Surender Kumar Gupta, the Chief Manager of the Central Bank of India, Nagpur (on deputation to DRT, Nagpur as Recovery Officer) has been convicted and sentenced him to 2-year rigorous imprisonment.

Mr. Gupta was also fined Rs. 6,000, the anti-corruption wing of the CBI, Nagpur said.

The case was registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by Sanjeeve Agrawal of Nagpur, that Surender Kumar Gupta had demanded a bribe of Rs.25, 000 to show favour for issuing warrant for taking possession of a flat purchased by the complainant in public auction held by DRT, Nagpur on June 11, 2007, said a press release issued by the CBI office, Nagpur.

After the registration of the case, Mr. Gupta was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe from Mr. Agrawal. After investigation, CBI had filed the charge-sheet on June 6, 2008.

The order was passed by a special CBI Judge V.S. Murkute.

Mr. Navin Kumar, senior public prosecutor, CBI, Nagpur had appeared on behalf of the prosecution.