New Delhi, 17 November (IANS). A former deputy postmaster and his wife have been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 20 lakh from the special CBI court for depositing illegal assets worth Rs 1.29 crore.
A special CBI judge in Asansol, West Bengal sentenced Subir Mukherjee to six years rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 10 lakh, who was employed at the Khadasauli Bazaar Post Office in Raniganj area of the state.
In addition, his wife Mala was sentenced to four years rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 10 lakh.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered a case on November 7, 2016, stating that from January 1, 2000 to April 23, 2006, the accused had collected assets worth Rs 1,29,36,202 in their names.
The CBI said that the couple was found guilty in the trial, after which they have been sentenced.
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