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Srinagar, Sep 17: An anti-corruption court has convicted a police officer in a corruption case and sentenced him to one year imprisonment.

The court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir presided by R. N. Wattal convicted accused ASI Abdul Majid Wani for demanding and accepting Rs 1000 from the complainant  as illegal gratification for implementation of court order passed by  Munsif (1st  class Magistrate) Magam relating to land dispute between the complainant and rival party.

The court sentenced Wani, the then ASI posted in Police Station Magam Budgam, to undergo one year imprisonment with fine of Rs 10,000 for the commission of offence under section 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act, and six months imprisonment with fine of Rs 2000 for commission of offence under Section 161 RPC and sentences awarded to accused shall run concurrently.

The accused was taken into custody and was sent to Central Jail Srinagar to undergo the sentence awarded, a Vigilance spokesman said.

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