NEW DELHI -- A Delhi court today handed down its first round of punishments in the Commonwealth Games scam in a case which related to corruption in upgrading streets lights, which cost the government of Rs1.42 crores.
Main accused T.P. Singh, managing director of an electrical lighting company, was sentenced to six years in prison, Press Trust of India reported on Wednesday.
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Four officials of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, superintendent engineer D.K. Sugan, executive engineer O.P. Mahla, Accountant Raju V. and tender clerk Gurcharan Singh, who were accused of awarding a contract for upgrading street lights to Singh's firm by manipulating tender documents, were sentenced to four years in prison.
The Central Bureau of Investigation had sought the most stringent punishment of seven years, but the convicted men asked for a lenient sentence since they spent 11 months in prison during the trial.