FOUR YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT WITH FINE OF Rs.10 LAKH TO THEN PROFESSOR & HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (MICRO-BIOLOGY), EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION IN A BRIBERY CASE.

Press Release
New Delhi, 10.05.2018

The Principal Special Judge, CBI Cases, Bangalore has sentenced Dr. B. V. Navaneeth, then Professor & Head of Department, Department of Micro-Biology, Employees State Insurance Corporation (Ministry of Labour & Employment), Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.10 Lakh in a bribery case.

CBI had registered a case on 20.10.2015 on the allegations that Dr. B. V. Navaneeth, Professor & Head of Department, Department of Micro-Biology, Employees State Insurance Corporation, MC & PGIMSR (Ministry of Labour & Employment), Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore had demanded illegal gratification of Rs.25,000/- from a PG student of Microbiology Department, ESIC, Bangalore to show undue favour during the conduct of examination. CBI laid a trap and caught the accused for accepting the bribe. After completion of investigation, a charge sheet was filed on 14.06.2016 against the accused u/s 7, 11 and Sec. 13(1)(d) of PC Act,1988.

The Trial court found the accused guilty and convicted him.


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