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CBI court awards 7 yr jail term to ex officials in cheating case
New Delhi, June 21 - A Special CBI court in Lucknow has awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment to one Sanjay Kumar Gaur, the former clerk in the office of Joint Controller (Finance & Accounts), Ordinance Clothing Factory, Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) and one Mohammed Shariff Khan for causing a loss of Rs 36.49 lakh to the government exchequer.
The court imposed a fine of Rs 2.15 lakh on Gaur and Rs 1.25 lakh on Khan.
The CBI had registered a case on February 13, 2004 on the complaint from then Joint Controller (Finance & Accounts), Ordinance Clothing Factory, Shahjahanpur.
Gaur, the former clerk was accused of entering into a conspiracy with Khan, who ran a private firm and forged 7 cheques by inflating the amount and changing the names of the payee of the cheques. Thus they caused a loss of Rs 36.49 lakh to the government exchequer.
After a thorough probe, the CBI filed a charge sheet against both of them. The trial court has found both the accused guilty and convicted them.
They were awarded sentence by the court on Monday
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