New Delhi, 8 Oct : The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Chandigarh has sentenced Sh. R.C. Sawheny, the then Dy. Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL), Area Office, Chandigarh to undergo two years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs. 14,000/- on the charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery.
The case was registered on 18.11.1990 against Sh. R.C. Sawheny, the then Dy. Manager, IOCL, Area Office, Chandigarh, Sh. Sital Kumar (Pvt. person), Prop. M/s Barnala Gas Service, Barnala and Sh. Bhushan Kumar (Pvt. person) on the allegation that during the year 1987-88 the accused public servant entered into a criminal conspiracy with the private distributors with the object to cheat the IOCL. In pursuance of the said conspiracy the accused issued about 1000 fake LPG matured transfer waiting list letters for the release of LPG connections in the name of various persons purported to be residing in the jurisdiction of the above LPG distributors on the basis of forged names and fictitious documents.
After completion of investigation, charge sheet was filed on 09.09.1994 against Sh. R.C. Sawheny, the then Dy. Manager, IOCL, Area Office, Chandigarh, Sh. Sital Kumar, Prop. M/s Barnala Gas Service, Barnala and Sh. Bhushan Kumar (Pvt. person) under sections 120-B r/w 420, 468, 471 IPC and section 5(2) r/w 5(1)(d) of PC Act. 1947. Charges were framed on 29.05.1996. During the course of trial prosecution examined 86 witnesses.
The court found Sh. R.C. Sawheny guilty of charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating & forgery and convicted him. The court acquitted other two private persons.