Chennai court sentences former IRS officer to seven years rigorous imprisonment – Times of India

Chennai court sentences former IRS officer to seven years rigorous imprisonment - Times of India

CHENNAI: A Chennai court has convicted an ex. Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer seven years strict Imprisonment to take A bribe From recruitment agents to clearing immigration certificates. The court has sentenced his partner to four years of hard labor.
The offense took place between 2007 and 2009 when the accused, R Sekar, was a Protector of Emigrants (PoE), responsible for granting migration approvals to aspirants as per the procedure laid down under s. Migration Act.
The CBI arrested Sekar and a recruiting agent, Anwar Hussain, for accepting bribes in the form of ‘speed money’ from various recruiting agents for approval of immigration certificates submitted by the agents. Hussain collected the money and handed it over to Sikar and other government employees.
During the investigation, it was found that Sekar had given Rs 13 lakh to another person for his son’s admission in engineering. The money was withdrawn.
CBI filed a charge sheet against the accused after investigation. A CBI court in Chennai found the IRS officer and his assistant guilty and convicted them.

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