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Assam: Ex-govt official jailed for graft

Posted on Nov 21, 10:19PM | IBNS

A former Assam government official was sentenced to four years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh by a special court in a disproportionate assets case in Guwahati on Wednesday, officials said.

Sanghamitra Bharali, a former Assistant language officer of Assam state assembly was sentenced four years imprisonment by the special court judge Mazed Ali in the case registered by the vigilance and anti-corruption bureau.

The court had found during the trial that Bharali had drawn salaries of Rs 6,07,586 during her 11 years service period from 1991 to 2002, but she gathered properties worth Rs 53,06,697.

In the judgement, the court said that, Sanghamitra Bharali had took advantage of her controversial relationship with the former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta.

The court directed the Chief Secretary of Assam state government to take possession of the flat at Godabari complex in Mumbai within three months, which owned by Bharali.