Ghaziabad: A National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) officer has been sentenced to seven-year rigorous imprisonment by a Special CBI court for demanding a bribe from a contractor.

Judge Shyam Lal also slapped a fine of Rs two lakh on Susheel Gupta, Additional General Manager in NTPC Dadri project.

 The judge held him guilty for demanding Rs 5,000 per month from a contractor of vehicles in January 2010.

 Gupta got the first instalment of Rs 5,000 and the money was recovered from him during a raid, the prosecution said.