The District Court has imposed six years’ imprisonment and a fine of Rs. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Nidhi Sisodia has given this decision after hearing the arguments of Assistant Prosecution Officer Shivendra Mishra. The trial in the case was going on for 36 years.
The incident took place in 1985 in Sivakuti area. At that time this area was under Colonelganj police station. Rajkumar, the driver of tube well and construction block, instead of loading two hundred sacks of cement on a government truck from Allahabad (now Prayagraj) to Fatehpur for state work, instead of taking it to the residence of junior engineer Sachchidanand Tripathi, he reached Shivkuti. He parked the truck there and started unloading the sacks of cement laden on it. Junior Engineer himself was also present there. Police reached the spot on the information of the informer and recovered the cement along with the government truck.
14 bags of cement were unloaded from the truck and kept at the junior engineer’s house. The police took the cement along with the truck in their possession and lodged a report against the junior engineer, driver and sent him to jail. Both the accused in the case were out on bail. The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, after hearing the case, has imposed six years imprisonment and a fine of 75 thousand rupees to both the accused under section 409. Apart from this, under section 411, he will have to undergo imprisonment for two years and will have to pay a fine of five thousand. The court has said in its decision that both the sentences will run concurrently.