Morena (Madhya Pradesh): An official from Panchayat department in Madhya Pradesh was sentenced to five years imprisonment by a special court here in a 2015 bribery case. The special court judge Ramesh Srivastava found Employment Assistant Vinod Dhakar guilty under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act for accepting Rs5,000 from the complainant. The court also imposed a fine of Rs1 lakh on Dhakar.
As per prosecution, Dhakar had sought and accepted the "commission" for releasing a horticulture scheme related fund to the complainant, a resident of Kailaras town in the district. He was caught by the Lokayukta Police in July 2015 in his office.