JAI NARAYAN Vs. STATE OF DELHI
HIGH COURT OF DELHI
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(1.) This application under Section 389(1) Cr.P.C, moved on behalf of the
appellant Jai Narayan who has been convicted by the learned trial court under
Sections 7 and 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 ( in short "the Act")
and was sentenced to RI for three and a half years and a fine of Rs.3000/- under
Section 7 and sentenced to three and a half years under Section 13(2) of the
Act. Both sentences to run concurrent.
(2.) It is submitted by counsel for the appellant that the appellant has
been convicted only on the basis of deposition of raiding officials without
appreciating the fact that there was no supporting or corroborating evidence and
the case was not proved beyond reasonable doubt. The appellant is in custody
since 30th March, 2007.
(3.) The appellant was junior engineer with Delhi Jal Board and a complaint
was made to Anti Corruption Department regarding demand of bribe for issuance of
duplicate water bill to the complainant. A raid was conducted on the basis of
complaint and the appellant was arrested with bribe money.
3. I have gone through the judgment and the relevant evidence. Without
going into the merits of the case, at this stage, suffice it to say that the
judgment of the trial court is based on cogent evidence and is not based on
purely conjectures, as alleged by the appellant in the application. While
hearing on the applications for suspension of sentence, the Court has to
consider all aspects.;
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