Official convicted in corruption case

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Srinagar: A government official was convicted on Wednesday of corruption charge at the court of Anti-Corruption Judge, Srinagar, Ravinder Nath Wattal, an official statement said.

The official was accused of demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs3000 from a person for processing his file regarding providing of a pathway.

The court sentenced the accused to undergo one-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs.15000 under the Prevention of Corruption Act and six months imprisonment and a fine of Rs.2500 under Section 161 RPC.