Madurai

Imprisonment in graft case

NAGERCOIL

A court here has awarded five years of imprisonment to an Assistant Director of Mines for taking bribe of ₹ 20,000 for issuing transit pass to take blue metal in a lorry.

According to prosecution, Assistant Director of Mines, Kanniyakumari district, Marimuthu, who was then 51, demanded ₹ 20,000 from Suresh Kumar, owner of a blue metal quarry, for giving him transit pass, a mandatory document required for sending blue metal to his customers. When he took the bribe in September 2011, Marimuthu was arrested by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption wing police.

Even as the case was pending before the court, Marimuthu attained the age of 58 but was not allowed to retire. Chief Judicial Magistrate and Special Judge for Anti-Corruption Court Arunachalam on Tuesday awarded imprisonment to Marimuthu besides slapping a fine of ₹ 1 lakh.

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