Four years rigorous imprisonment for causing loss to government exchequer
INVC NEWS New Delhi, The Special Court, CBI Cases, Ernakulam (Kerala) has sentenced Sh. S.K.S. Yadav, then Chief Executive Officer, District Panchayat Kavaratti, Union Territory of Lakshadweep to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 15 lakh. CBI had registered the case on the allegations that Sh. S.K.S. Yadav (DANICS Officer) working as Chief Executive Officer, District Panchayat Lakshadweep Administration, Kavaratti entered into a conspiracy with others in the purchase of two Cosmo buses from M/s Geo Motors Pvt. Ltd., Cochin @ Rs. 4,19,256/- which was the rate quoted by the private firm without calling for tenders. Further, the accused purchased 18 more buses from the said firm without following codel formalities. It was also alleged that he accepted Rs. 7.49 lakh (approx.) as reward from the Director of said private firm for purchasing the 20 buses at the same rate. After investigation, a chargesheet was filed against the accused persons. The Trial Court found the then Chief Executive Officer guilty and convicted him. Two other persons were acquitted by the Court.