An officer fired Indian Airlines has been jailed for four years for possessing disproportionate assets worth Rs.63.06 lakh, double its known income, by a Delhi court which said he could not maintain the “purity” of the public.
CBI Special Judge Kanwaljeet Arora awarded four years ‘rigorous imprisonment of Greater Kailash resident Rohit Sehgal, son of a retired DCP Delhi Police and ordered to pay Rs.five lakh fine, noting that the’ Kuch Hota nahi “( nothing happens) attitude has resulted in an increase in the audacity of people to violate laws and needed to be revised.
The court said there are “many” public servants, that instead of thinking about the national interest, they misuse their official positions for their own economic improvement rather than let the government do something for those in need.
If corruption is not addressed, it will lead to “death of society” by the ongoing weakness, he said.
The court said that being a public servant, Sehgal, a former area manager of Indian Airlines in Kuwait, had committed a criminal for possession of pecuniary resources of Rs.63.06 lakh from June 2000 to June 2003 and could not give satisfactory reason as much as money was disproportionate to his known sources of income.
He said Sehgal was driven by greed and failed to maintain the purity of his public office and criminally misconducted himself for having assets disproportionate to known sources of income.
Sehgal, published in New Delhi as a senior manager (Commercial) Indian Airlines Ltd before being transferred to Kuwait, was sentenced by the court for the crimes of amassing wealth disproportionate to his known income and criminal conduct by a public official under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
“This is criminal behavior in which convicted (Sehgal) had allowed the accumulation of pecuniary resources disproportionate to his known sources of income, denouncing the company and, as such, is bound to be punished.
“Just because convicted was not involved in any direct act of corruption, the crime for which he has been convicted is not diluted,” said the judge.