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The former Senior Assistant of SBI in Kakinada was found guilty of demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 5,000 from an electrical contractor

VISAKHAPATNAM: Special Judge for CBI cases here S. Bajrang Babu on Thursday, found a former Senior Assistant of State Bank of India’s Port branch in Kakinada for demanding and accepting a bribe from an electrical contractor, and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for two years and to pay a total fine of Rs. 20,000.

According to a press release from SP of CBI G. Nageswara Rao, the accused Amudala Surya Prakash Rao, had demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 5,000 from S.V. Venkateswara Rao of Bright Electricals of Kakinada for paying Rs. 40,000 towards rental arrears by the bank for a generator leased to it.

He deducted Rs. 5,000 and paid the balance to Mr. Venkateswara Rao. Charges were framed against the accused on July 18, 2006.

While delivering the judgement, the Judge found the accused guilty for offences under Section 7 and Sec. 13(2) read with 13 (1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act and convicted him to under go RI for two years and to pay a fine of Rs. 10,000 each under the two Sections.

The sentences should run concurrently.