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Coal scam: Former coal secy sentenced to 2-yr jail term, granted bail later

Special CBI Judge Bharat Parasher Also Sentenced Two Senior Government Officials, K S Kropha And K C Samaria, For Two-year Imprisonment In The Case.

PTI | Updated on: 22 May 2017, 03:22:36 PM
Coal scam case: CBI court awards 2-yr jail term to H C Gupta, two others (File Photo)

New Delhi:

A Special CBI court on Monday awarded two-year-imprisonment to former coal secretary H C Gupta in a coal scam case. All the convicts were granted bail soon after the sentence was announced to enable them move the High Court.

Special CBI Judge Bharat Parasher also sentenced two senior government officials, K S Kropha and K C Samaria, for two-year imprisonment in the case.

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

Besides them, the court imposed a fine of Rs one crore on convicted private firm Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd, while its Managing Director Pawan Kumar Ahluwalia was awarded three-year jail term by the court.

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

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

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First Published : 22 May 2017, 02:54:00 PM

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