Magistrate convicted for corruption

Premji Gohil, who was serving in a court at Pardi in Valsad district in 2002, was convicted by Additional Sessions Judge V K Vyas. Gohil has been sentenced to two years of rigorous imprisonment.

The lawyers of Valsad had submitted several written complaints against Gohil to the vigilance department of the Gujarat High Court, following which an inquiry was initiated against him.

The vigilance department later filed a charge sheet in 2005, which also named Gohil’s wife Shobhna and brother-in-law Pradip Makwana, charging them with abetment. The charge sheet contained 42 documentary evidences and statements of 36 witnesses.

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