Lalu Sakharam Rathod
Vs. State of Maharashtra  INSC 1879 (6 November 2008)
JURISDICTION CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.697 OF 2000 Lalu Sakharam Rathod
...Appellant(s) Versus State of Maharashtra ...Respondent(s) O R D E R Heard
learned counsel for the parties.
Trial Court convicted
the appellant under Section 7 read with Section 13 (1)(d) of the Prevention of
Corruption Act, 1988 [hereinafter referred to as "the Act"] and
sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of six months and
to pay fine of Rupees five hundred; in default, to undergo further rigorous
imprisonment for a period of two months. He was further convicted under Section
13 (2) of the Act and sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period
of one year and to pay fine of Rupees one thousand; in default, to undergo
further rigorous imprisonment for a period three months. Both the sentences,
however, were ordered to run concurrently. On appeal being preferred, High
Court confirmed the convictions. Hence, this appeal by special leave.
...2/- -2- Having
heard learned counsel appearing on behalf of the parties and perused the
records, we are of the view that the Trial Court as well as the High Court have
recorded convictions of the appellant upon threadbare discussion of evidence
and no interference by this Court is called for.
accordingly, fails and the same is dismissed.
Bail bonds of the
appellant, who is on bail, are cancelled and he is directed to be taken into
custody forthwith to serve out the remaining period of sentence for which the
matter shall be reported to this Court by the Trial Court within two months
from the date of receipt of copy of this order.