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Bribery case: Ugandan cleared after 15 years


Swati Vashishtha,CNN-IBN
Dec 18, 2010 at 12:00pm IST

Jaipur: Stuck in Jaipur because of a crime committed 15 years ago, a Ugandan student has got the green light to go home. The Ugandan student, Mark Mujungu, had to spend 15 years in India because he bribed a Rajasthan University official for getting his marks increased.

But now state Anti-Corruption Bureau has given him a clean chit and Mujungu is waiting to return home for Christmas. A special court has now allowed Mujungu to go back to his homeland.

"Half of my life has gone. I have done nothing, I am not married till now and don't kbnow how my brothers and sisters look now," says Mark Mujungu.

But the complications for him are far from over. Before he leaves for Uganda for two months he would need to pay up a penalty for overstaying after the expiry of his visa which is under the possession of the Anti-Corruption Bureau.

"He needs to renew his visa because it has expired. He would first had to get it renewed through the FRO and then the Home Ministry," says lawyer Sudhir Badetia.

With a High court stay against a chargesheet and his three co-accused already charged under IPC sections, Mujungu knows it's a long way for him before he can go back home for Christmas.

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