A special CBI court sentenced three persons, including a senior maintenance engineer at Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), Kalpakkam, for two years for cheating the power station to the tune of Rs 29,59,065.
The prosecution alleged that Ganesan, who was in charge of outsourcing the electrical equipment at MAPS, bought those items from these two non-existent firms for higher prices. However, the equipment was bought from the market for a much cheaper price between 2001 and 2003, and then sold to the power station at an inflated price.
After getting a tip-off about the cheating, the Central Bureau of Investigation filed a case under eight sections including Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, and arrested the accused.
LS Sathyamurthy, XIII Additional Judge of Special Court for CBI Cases, found the accused guilty and sentenced them to two years’ imprisonment per section, in total 16 years. They would undergo the prison term concurrently, and pay Rs 20,000 fine, the judge said.