Coal scam case: Former coal secretary HC Gupta, two bureaucrats awarded 2-year jail term

Besides the jail term, the court also imposed a fine of Rs one lakh each on the three convicts.

PTI May 22, 2017 16:08:27 IST
Coal scam case: Former coal secretary HC Gupta, two bureaucrats awarded 2-year jail term

New Delhi: Former coal secretary HC Gupta was awarded two-year-imprisonment by a special court in a coal scam case on Monday.

Coal scam case Former coal secretary HC Gupta two bureaucrats awarded 2year jail term

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Special CBI Judge Bharat Parasher also sentenced two senior government officials, KS Kropha and KC Samaria, to two-year imprisonment.

Besides the jail term, the court also imposed a fine of Rs one lakh each on the three convicts.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs one crore on the firm Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd, while its managing director Pawan Kumar Ahluwalia was awarded three-year jail term.

Ahluwalia will also have to pay a fine of Rs 30 lakh.

All the convicts were granted bail soon after the sentence was announced to enable them move the high court.

Gupta and two serving senior officials were earlier convicted by the court for irregularities in the allocation of the Thesgora-B Rudrapuri coal block in Madhya Pradesh to a private firm.

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