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CBI court convicts former IRS official
Correspondent Shillong, Oct 4
Published on 4 Oct. 2010 11:46 PM IST
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: A Special CBI court in Meghalaya Monday convicted a former Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, LR Mitran, and sentenced her to four years’ rigorous imprisonment for accepting bribe.
Special Judge S.R. Sen also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on Mitran, the former Central Excise Commissioner of North East Shillong for accepting accepting a bribe of Rs eight lakh, which included a vehicle and Rs five lakh in cash.
The CBI had registered a case against the IRS official on January 7, 1999 under sections 11 and 12 of PC Act.
In 1996, Mitran had passed an ‘’adjudication order’’ in favour of M/s Kitply Industries, by reducing the excise duty dues of the Kolkata-based company from Rs 36 crore to just Rs 9 crore.
The Directorate General (Anti-Evasion) had detected that M/s Kitply evaded excise duty of Rs 36 crore.
The 70-year-old retired official had also been accused of setting up a trust in the name of her mother and family members and accepted a donation of Rs 5 lakh and a vehicle in the name of the trust.
CBI legal prosecutor V.K. Jindal said the judgment came after 30 witnesses and hundreds of official documents were examined by the court.
“Mitran had tried the to secure a Special Leave Petition from the Supreme Court ever since the trial against her started in 2002,” Jindal said.
However, the Supreme Court and the Gauhati High Court rejecte her leave petition.
“Its will be an experince of a lifetime (to be inside the jail) and those who are supposed to be inside (jail) are not inside,” Mitran said, while reacting to the judgment.
Mitran was convicted under Section 11 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. However, Jindal said, Mitran can appeal in the High Court to secure bail.

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