Monday, December 06, 2010

Retired Mamlatdar - cleared of all charges

A retired Mamlatdar from Kalavad, was cleared of all charges by Gujarat High Court (HC), 18 years after he was trapped by the ACB while accepting bribe of mere Rs 300.

Chandrakant Bhuptani, a mamlatdar working in Kalavad was arrested in January 1992 was caught by ACB officials while accepting bribe of Rs 300 from a kerosene vendor, Chandrakant Joshi. ACB suggested that Joshi bribed Bhuptani so that he could carry on his business. And earlier special ACB court had convicted Bhuptani for four years rigorous imprisonment in 1997.
Bhuptani moved to Gujarat High Court, and was cleared of all charges considering there was no evidence against him.

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