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Four IAS Officers Face Imprisonment, Fine!

Four IAS Officers Face Imprisonment, Fine!

Four IAS officers and another retired IAS officer were on Thursday sentenced to imprisonment, besides being slapped fine by the Andhra Pradesh high court for failing to implement a court order in a land compensation case dating back to 2015.

The high court, however, kept the punishment in abeyance for a period of one month to enable the officers to appeal against the judgement.

While retired IAS officer Manmohan Singh was sentenced to imprisonment for a month besides a fine of Rs one lakh, IAS officer Seshagiri Babu, who was then collector of Nellore, was sentenced to two-weeks’ imprisonment, senior IAS officer S S Rawat to one-month jail and Rs 1,000 fine, R Muthyala Raju to two weeks’ jail and Imtiaz Ahmed to two weeks’ jail besides fine.

The high court was hearing a petition filed by a person who was denied compensation from Nellore district administration for a piece of land taken for a project in 2015. The person moved the high court, which ordered that the person be paid compensation.

But the authorities did not pay him the compensation and he moved the high court again for the contempt of court.

Delivering the judgement on Thursday, the high court directed that the woman be paid a sum of Rs 1 lakh to the person, not from the government account, but from their personal accounts.


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