HC Gupta's conviction in coal scam case is a travesty of justice, has grim portents for administrative system
A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to former coal secretary HC Gupta shortly after sentencing him to three years in prison for criminal conspiracy and misconduct in the coal block allocation scam.
Coal scam: HC Gupta gets bail shortly after CBI court sentences former coal secretary to three years in prison
A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to former coal secretary HC Gupta and two others in the coal block allocation scam. This was minutes after a special CBI court sentenced Gupta and the other convicts in the case to three years in jail. As the sentence awarded was less than seven years, the convicts were entitled to appeal for bail, which they got soon after the sentencing.
Manmohan Singh remains king of Teflon-coated morality as court finds ex-coal secy HC Gupta guilty in another case
Manmohan Singh, who preferred to keep himself at an “arm’s length” from all scandals is in no position to issue a certificate of propriety to anyone.
Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda and ex-coal secretary HC Gupta were on Saturday sentenced to three years imprisonment by a special court here in a case of coal block allocation scam.
The CBI court was perhaps wrong to hold that the country’s top political executive – in this case Manmohan Singh – should be let off completely on the pretext that he was misled by the civil servants
A special court investigating the coal scam case said that Manmohan Singh could not have presumed that guidelines were not followed in the allocation of coal blocks.
The CBI has urged a special court in New Delhi to award the maximum punishment of seven years jail term to former coal secretary HC Gupta for cheating and criminal conspiracy in allocation of a coal block to a private firm.
CBI court convicts former coal secy H C Gupta in coal scam case. The court will pronounce the order on quantum of sentence on 22 May.
The case pertains to alleged irregularities in allocation of Thesgora-B Rudrapuri coal block in Madhya Pradesh to KSSPL.
The CBI has, reportedly, claimed that the accused hatched a criminal conspiracy to cheat the Screening Committee, in order to bag mining contract
Few would know that former coal secretary Harish Chandra Gupta’s travails in facing trials on various corruption charges in a specially designated CBI court and the Supreme Court on the coal scam have already taken a heavy toll on governance.
HC Gupta is concerned, he is known in the entire civil service as an upright, sincere, honest officer and enjoys a very good reputation, Bhoosreddy said.
Paving the way for trial in a coal allocation case, a court on Friday framed charges of cheating and criminal conspiracy against former Coal Secretary HC Gupta and four others
Has justice become so expensive in India that it becomes evasive even for a senior ranking bureaucrat?
He broke into tears on Tuesday and told the court he wants to withdraw his bail application, citing lack of financial resources to sustain legal expenses.
A special court on Wednesday framed charges against former Coal Secretary HC Gupta and five others in a coal scam case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh to an accused firm.
A special court on Thursday ordered framing of charges against former coal secretary H C Gupta and five others in a coal scam case pertaining to alleged irregularities.
Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and five others, including two senior public servants, have been summoned as accused by a special court for their alleged roles in a coal block allocation scam case.
Industrialist Naveen Jindal and 14 others were today summoned as accused in a coal blocks allocation scam case by a special court which observed that the Congress leader had prima facie "manipulated entire government machinery" to procure undue allotment in Jharkhand.
Madhu Koda and seven others were granted bail by a special court today in connection with a coal block allocation scam case.