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Court sentences 5 persons in corruption case

New Delhi, Nov 3 (UNI) A special CBI court here, has sentenced five persons to undergo five years imprisonment and imposed fines on them in a corruption case.
"The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Rohini convicted five accused persons--Ashok Kumar Chauhan, Piyush Kumar Sharma, Akshay Kumar Jain, Vijay Singh Lunia and Karamveer Singh (Dealing Assistant, working in the office of Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Delhi) under relevant Sections of IPC and PC Act, 1988 and sentenced them to undergo five years imprisonment with huge fines," CBI said in a release here on Friday.
The CBI said that it had registered a case relating to fraudulent revival of large number of Cooperative Group Housing Societies.
The Agency said that it conducted a preliminary inquiry and found that the Bhagwati Cooperative Group Housing Societies (CGHS) Ltd was wound up by the Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Delhi as it was not found to be working in accordance with the rules, regulations and interest of the public in general.
The CBI said that the said Society did not respond to the various communications from the Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS) for submission of the required documents, list of members . However, the said Society was revived by the RCS. On the basis of such revival and approval of the freeze list of the members, the Bhagwati CGHS obtained land measuring 17,000 sq mt in Sector-22, Dwarka allotted by the DDA at the fixed rate for such societies.
The Agency said that after investigation, a charge sheet was filed against 10 accused persons on December 30, 2008. The Trial Court held five accused guilty and acquitted and discharged three persons. Two persons expired during trial.
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