A CBI court in Madurai on Tuesday awarded four years sentence to an official of the Regional Passport Office, now under suspension, and her husband in a disproportionate wealth case filed in 2010.
CBI court judge Basheer Ahamed also slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on Assistant Passport officer Geetha Bai and her husband Narasimha Bai for amassing wealth to the tune of several crores.
The judge also ordered "nationalisation" of the properties, which she had allegedly earned through disproportionate to her income.
The prosecution submitted that Geetha Bai had misused her position as Assistant Regional Passport Officer and earned properties and cash to the tune of several crores over a period of time and invested them in her name as well as her husband as movable and immovable assets.
The CBI submitted that their investments were monitored closely following complaints against the official and they found that she had allegedly invested several crores of rupees over a period of time.
The CBI said they raided her house in 2010 and recovered various documents regarding their investment.