The CBI court also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the Directorate of Light Houses and Lightships official
A CBI court today sentenced a senior official of Directorate of Light Houses and Lightships to three years' rigorous imprisonment in a corruption case.
A CBI release said its Anti-Corruption Branch had registered a case in 2014 against K Shakthi, Deputy Director, Directorate of Light Houses and Lightships, Chennai, under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, alleging he demanded Rs 25,000 as bribe from contractor K Mani for issuing certain additional contract work.
Mr Mani had filed a complaint.
A trap was laid and K Shakthi was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 from the complainant, the release said.
Special Judge for CBI cases, A Thiruneela Prasad, sentenced K Shakthi to undergo three years' RI and also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000, it said.