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Aizawl court convicts Roy, retired telecom dept official in graft case

A special court (Prevention of Corruption Act) in Aizawl sentenced a former official of the telecommunication department to one year in prison in a corruption case on Tuesday.

Special judge HTC Lalrinchhana, while pronouncing the quantum of punishment, said Subhrendu Deb Roy, a resident of Dharamnagar, will also have to pay a fine of Rs 3 lakh and any default will make him serve an additional prison term of three years.

Roy was convicted by the same court on Monday and the quantum of punishment was pronounced on Tuesday.

The retired telecommunication department official was booked by the CBI for giving undue favour to K Sena (L), proprietor of M/s Southern Repairing Works in Aizawl, by awarding him the work of laying overhead cables in Aizawl town during 1995-97 in violation of all relevant rules and regulations at exorbitant rates much higher than the departmental approved rates, thereby causing financial loss to the telecommunication department to the tune of Rs 8.56 lakh.

The court also found Roy guilty of forging quotations of 5 local firms. Northeast Live

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