The Special Judge for CBI Cases in Nagpur has convicted former Chief Manager of Nagpur branch of Central Bank of India in a bribery case and sentenced him to two years rigorous imprisonment. In addition to the sentence, the judge also slapped a fine of Rs 12,000 upon him.
Surender Kumar Gupta, former Chief Manager at Nagpur branch of Central Bank of India, has been held guilty of accepting the bribe of Rs 5000 from the complainant. Gupta was on deputation to DRT Nagpur as Recovery Officer then. He had demanded a bribe of Rs 25,000 for issuing possession warrant to a person who bought a flat in public auction held by DRT in Nagpur.
The auction was held on June 11, 2007 and the complainant successfully bid in to purchase the flat but Gupta was deliberately delaying the post auction process to get undue proceeds from the buyer.
The buyer reported the matter to CBI which then laid a trap and Gupta was caught red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs. 5000 from the complainant.
After due investigation, CBI filed charge-sheet against Gupta on 6th June 2008. Following the series of hearings, the court found Gupta guilty and convicted him.