Bangaru Laxman sentenced to four years in fake arms deal case (Update)

   Apr 28, 3:38 pm

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Bangaru Laxman was on Saturday sentenced to four years imprisonment and fined Rs. one lakh in connection with the fictitious arms deal case.

Laxman, convicted for accepting Rs one lakh bribe in a sting operation, earlier today sought leniency on the ground of poor health, while the CBI sought the maximum punishment of five years for him.

72-year-old Laxman, who was yesterday held guilty in the case, was produced from Tihar Jail before Special CBI Judge Kanwal Jeet Arora.

In a huge embarrassment for the BJP, Laxman was earlier on Friday convicted for accepting Rs one lakh as bribe from a fake arms dealer in a fictitious deal eleven years ago.

Laxman was convicted for taking bribe from fake arms dealer to recommend to the Defence Ministry to award them a contract to supply thermal binoculars to the Army.

Laxman, a former Union minister, was caught on camera in a sting operation in his chamber in the party headquarters.

He had to quit as president shortly after the sting expose, which created a huge political storm. (ANI)

Opposition criticises petrol, diesel hike Feb 28, 9:01 pm
New Delhi, Feb. 28 (ANI): The opposition on Saturday criticised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government for hiking petrol and diesel rates across the country.
Full Story
Ousted from JD (U), Manjhi forms new party 'Hindustan Awaam Morcha' Feb 28, 8:21 pm
Patna, Feb. 28 (ANI): Ousted Janata Dal (United) leader and former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday floated a new party, the 'Hindustan Awaam Morcha'.
Full Story
Govt. hikes petrol price by Rs. 3.18 per litre, diesel by Rs. 3.09 per litre Feb 28, 7:28 pm
New Delhi, Feb. 28 (ANI): The government on Saturday hiked the petrol price by Rs. 3.18 per litre and of diesel by Rs. 3.09 per litre.
Full Story
Union Budget is 'progressive', says Rajyavardhan Rathore Feb 28, 7:28 pm
New Delhi, Feb. 28 (ANI): Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Saturday described the budget for fiscal 2015-16 as 'progressive', adding that it takes into account the entire nation.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY