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JAMMU: Special Judge CBI Jammu M.L Manhas on Monday acquitted Kewal Krishan Sharma, the then Assistant Director(AD) Handicrafts in corruption case as prosecution failed to prove its case. According to the CBI case, a complaint was made by Mahant Ram Puri against K.K Sharma AD Handicrafts, son of late Sardha Ram Sharma, resident of H. No. 83 New Adarsh Enclave, KC Colony opposite CRPF Gangyal Jammu and Rajesh Gupta UDC Office of Development Commissioner Handicrafts Udhampur claiming that they are habitual of taking bribe. The complaint also mentioned that the recorded conservation of K.K Sharma demanding bribe amount to the tune of Rs. 75,000 was also available, therefore, it was recommended that a case under Section 120-B read with 161 RPC should be registered against K.K Sharma and Rajesh Gupta for investigation. The court after hearing Manmohan Sharma Senior Public Prosecutor for the CBI whereas Advocate S.C Bali for the alleged accused, observed that the prosecution has miserably failed to prove the guilt of accused beyond reasonable doubt for commission of offences under Section 5(1)(d) read with Section 5(2) PC Act 2006 read with Section 161 RPC. “Accused Kewal Krishan Sharma is therefore, acquitted of the charges”, the court observed.
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