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CBI court sentenced Puducherry MLA's, father to 1 year jail

The CBI's Anti-Corruption Branch, Chennai, had registered a case against the legislator, his father C Anand and mother Vijayalakshmi for accumulating assets to the tune of Rs 3.75 crore.


Devdiscourse News Desk Puducherry
Updated: 30-10-2018 21:19 IST

A CBI court on Tuesday sentenced opposition All India NR Congress (AINRC) legislator Ashok Anand and his father to one-year imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case.

The CBI's Anti-Corruption Branch, Chennai, had registered a case against the legislator, his father C Anand and mother Vijayalakshmi for accumulating assets to the tune of Rs 3.75 crore, disproportionate to their known sources of income, between January 1, 1997, and January 7, 2006.

Vijayalakshmi expired during the trial and the charges against her were abated.

CBI special judge P Dhanabal delivered the verdict.

The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on Anand and his father, who is a former public works department chief engineer, under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : India