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Former Coal Secretary HC Gupta, 2 Others Awarded 2-Year Jail Term In Coal Scam Case

Besides the jail term, the court also imposed a fine of ₹1 lakh each on the three convicts.

22/05/2017 3:12 PM IST | Updated 22/05/2017 3:12 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- Former coal secretary H C Gupta was on Moncay awarded two-year-imprisonment by a special court in a coal scam case.

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

Besides the jail term, the court also imposed a fine of ₹1 lakh each on the three convicts.

Besides them, the court imposed a fine of ₹1 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 ₹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 of the Thesgora-B Rudrapuri coal block in Madhya Pradesh to a private firm.

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