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Mumbai v Balakrishna Dattatrya Kumbhar

Geographic relevance: India

Language: English

Data type: Legal citations

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In this case, a public official who worked in the Customs and Excise Department was investigated by an anti-corruption agency and convicted for having a disproportionate amount of assets when compared to his disclosed salary (see illicit enrichment above).  He was sentenced to 2 years in prison and was suspended from his position.

The accused appealed the decision and applied to the court to have the suspension of his employment lifted. The court refused the request, highlighting the seriousness of the impact of corruption on human rights and the constitution.

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