Patna: A special court on Wednesday convicted two Bihar State Electricity Board officials to two years rigorous imprisonment after convicting them under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The special judge (vigilance), Ramesh Chandra Singh, passed the order convicting BSEB junior engineer Md Jakaria and section clerk Vishwanath Sharma to two years RI and fined them Rs 15,000 and Rs 8,000 respectively.

The BSEB officials were arrested taking a bribe of Rs 2300 by the vigilance for a power connection to a consumer Ravindra Kumar in Ara town on November 26, 2006, according to prosecution.


(Agencies)

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