13 get 5 yrs' imprisonment over Shikshakarmi recruitment scam

Satna, MP : A local court has sentenced 13 people to imprisonment for five years each, in connection with an 18-year-old Shikshakarmi recruitment scam. According to prosecution, the Rewa Lokayukta Police had filed a charge sheet on September 15, 1998, against 13 people – including then Rampur Janpad Chief Executive Officer Mohan Lal Mishra, Block education Officer Umashankar, Jnpad president Rampal Singh and vice-president Maya Singh – for irregularities in the recruitment of class III shikshakarmis. Special Judge Dev Narayan Shukla delivered the verdict yesterday. A fine of Rs 27,000 was imposed on one accused and Rs 37,000 each on the rest 12 accused.

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