Fiji Time: 6:28 AM on Sunday 18 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

9 months in jail for corruption

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

RECEIVING bribes for issuing purchase orders has landed a former FEA storeman in jail for nine months.

Bimal Rajan admitted to two counts of receiving a corrupt benefit.

He was given a total sentence of 21 months, nine to be served in prison while the remaining 12 months has been suspended.

He admitted that on August 5, 2011, he purchased steel band straps to the total value of $4974.20 from Import House Limited in Lautoka, a supplier of FEA.

Rajan admitted contacting the company director, Ajeeth Shankar, and demanded commission from him for the purchase and $600 was given to Rajan.

For the second count, Rajan was paid a Christmas commission.

The court said Rajan's action was a breach of trust as an FEA employee.

Magistrate Sufia Hamza noted that Rajan failed to exercise a high level of professionalism, integrity and transparency when dealing with FEA suppliers pursuant to the FEA code of conduct for its employees.

"In addition, there is faith and confidence placed by the public in government institutions which provide essential services to the country.

"With Rajan's actions, there is a potential risk of the public losing trust in government institutions," she said.

"Furthermore, the fair and transparent business dealings between FEA and the private business sector had been compromised through his actions."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65100.6320
JPY 53.691350.6913
GBP 0.35690.3489
EUR 0.40560.3936
NZD 0.69210.6591
AUD 0.64290.6179
USD 0.50070.4837



Exchange Rate updated on 16th, March, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Forced to go'
  2. Man released on strict bail
  3. Speaker orders Nawaikula to withdraw accusation
  4. Former inmates raise concerns
  5. A-G clarifies ownership
  6. Seaweed farming costly for women
  7. Accommodation woes
  8. State to upgrade aging infrastructure
  9. Solar energy project
  10. Lost and found: Missing passports

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sims' 100th game Thursday (15 Mar)
  2. Cessna heroes Monday (12 Mar)
  3. Picking up the pieces Tuesday (13 Mar)
  4. Men urged to marry Thursday (15 Mar)
  5. 'Forced to go' Saturday (17 Mar)
  6. Man to appear in high court for wife's death Monday (12 Mar)
  7. A star in the making Thursday (15 Mar)
  8. Baravilala's ode to Cessna victims Thursday (15 Mar)
  9. The faith Monday (12 Mar)
  10. 7s hunt Tuesday (13 Mar)