Jodhpur: A special anti-corruption court here sentenced a former Deputy Registrar of the Rajasthan high Court to four years imprisonment convicting him in a case against him for seeking sexual favours from a lady doctor.
While pronouncing the judgement convicting Govind Kalwani under different sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, judge Ram Suresh Prasad also ordered two separate penalties of Rs.2000 and Rs.5000.
According to the public prosecutor Barkat Ali, complainant doctor Sunita Malviya had complained against Kalwani on October 18, 2012 that he came to her skin and hair surgery clinic and while talking to her about a pending case against her, he assured her of dismissal of the case.
“But he said to her that for this, she would have to either give money or spend a night with the justice hearing her case,” said Ali adding that Kalwani then asked her to spend a night with him first assuring her of keeping the matter completely secret.
Malviya then registered a complaint against Kalwani with ACB along with a complaint to the chief justice of the high court.
ACB, after completing the investigation, filed a charge sheet against Kalwani under the Act.
“Today, the court found him guilty and sentenced him to 4 years imprisonment, while sending him to judicial custody,” said Ali.