Commonwealth Games Scam: Delhi Court Hands Down First Round Of Punishments

02/09/2015 4:06 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - AUGUST 2, 2010: Activists from India's main right-wing opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during a protest on August 2, 2010 in New Delhi, India. Hundreds of activists on Monday protested against what they see as corruption and fraud in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and demanded a probe, activists said. (Photo by Barcroft India / Getty Images)

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.

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.

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