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Former Rajya Sabha MP Lalhming Liana sentenced to 3 years in jail

Former Rajya Sabha MP from Mizoram, Lalhming Liana, has been sentenced to three-year imprisonment by a Delhi court for forging air tickets to claim reimbursement of travel allowance. Special CBI

Former Rajya Sabha MP from Mizoram, Lalhming Liana, has been sentenced to three-year imprisonment by a Delhi court for forging air tickets to claim reimbursement of travel allowance.

Special CBI Judge N K Malhotra convicted Lalhming Liana for the offences of cheating, forgery and using the forged document as genuine under the provisions of Indian Penal Code and criminal misconduct under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 11 lakh on Liana, a two-time MP. He was granted statutory bail to enable him to file an appeal in the Delhi High Court.

Lalhming Liana, who was associated with the Mizo National Front, was convicted on November 29 and the sentence was pronounced on November 30.

The court also said it was proved that Liana had submitted TA bills amounting to Rs 11,19,926 which also included the travel by companion and the actual fare of companion free scheme was Rs 81,373.

First Published: 5th December, 2018 21:26 IST

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